Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The First Resolution

This word says it all. 
Who doesn't want more joy in their life?  
It seems to me that it's eluded me for too many years now.  
I don't know if it's been so scarce because I've been 
caught up in the world of autism, 
or just trying to find where I fit 
in the grand scale of things, 
but it's been gone for too long. 

Thinking back on this past year, 
I can name less than a handful of instances 
where I truly felt joyful.  
Well folks, I'm here to tell you 
that I aim to change that.  
The first resolution on my list this year 
will be to have more fun.  
Feel more smiles emanating from my own face.  
Laugh and giggle until my belly aches.  
It's been too long since I felt that.  
I'm the only one who can change it. 

I tend to think too much.  
The best ideas usually come about 
when one is relaxed.  
The creative juices just flow better.
Let the games begin!
Wishing you and yours a joyful new year!


  1. What a wonderful idea for an ornament. I've seen these before but not hung on trees, I love this idea. I find much joy in the simple, little things in life - a wood fire, the smell of a spring morning after a rain, watching birds and much more. Good luck to you on your joyful year.

    This makes me think of an article I came across recently that you might enjoy - it is called How to Live a Joyous Life.

  2. Beautiful ornament, and what a lovely word. Joy. I think that is a great resolution. Best of luck to you and may your ear be filled with joy!

  3. Thank you both for your kindness. You're getting me started before the new year!
    Blessings be...

  4. Joy is a wonderful resolution, Daisy! It can be elusive at times, I think, which is why I personally turn to my garden so much. Thanks for the reminder...goodness knows I certainly need to laugh and smile more...give my kids more of a break...and worry a bit less.

  5. Hi Daisy...After Christmas you should hang that ornament in a place where you can see it everyday to remind yourself of your resolution. And, after a hectic holiday month I needed to be reminded to seek out some joy, too. When life gets busy and's easy to forget about all the "joy" that really does surround us. It looks like you are ready for the new year, and I hope that it will be a joyful year for you and your family.

  6. Yes, Floridagirl, the garden does provide so much good energy, doesn't it? It helps to fill me up.

    Susan, thanks for the good wishes. Great suggestion! Not only will it cue my thoughts to focus on joy, but it will also remind me of why I'm working toward Maple Hill.

    Blessings all around...

  7. Daisy, if it is contagious, here is a little Joy back to you...because that is exactly what I experience when I read your blog and your comments!

  8. Lisa-Aren't you a dear... Let's just keep this joy thing going all year, huh? Have a great night.


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