Saturday, November 22, 2008

Steady Joys

I am feeling thankful for the steady joys that fill my life. Seasonal bounty. Telephones: for connecting to friends, for calling my mom each day. Music: listened to, danced to, and practiced on the piano. Good food, presented beautifully. Lettering, graphics, and good parties. Books, flowers, and soft interiors. My precious, gorgeous Sloane. Holding hands: with Jeffrey, with Sloane, with my students. All the yummy goodness that can fill a mailbox. Fairy tales and Disney magic. Writing in my journals. Nature's beauty. Twirling.

What are your steady joys?

Click on the mosaic to view it larger. Click here to find out more about each picture and the wonderful photographers who lent their images. Click on the label at the end of the post for more monthly mosaics. Click here for a few glimpses of autumn. Happy November.


Christina said...

This makes me smile. : ) Yep, it sure does.

Patti said...

Beautiful pictures! My steady joys are coming home after a long day of being away to a family that I love, dogs who wag their tails so hard thier whole bodies shake, candlelight, a good book, friends that I always know I will have a good time with, and connections with others.

ELK said...

what a imaginative mosaic! Steady joys hmmm I would say my garden, singing, good food, and a home that is a haven...just to name a few!

Anonymous said...

I'm following in your footsteps and have written what my steady joys are on my blog. I Love This Idea Relyn!

Gina said...

Hi Relyn,
thanks for posting your last post. It made me think of what is really important to me. I mean REALLY !
Right now I am in such a hurry and it seems to get worse the closer we get to Christmas.

Thanks for your post!!!!!!!!!!!

Gina from Germany

Jeanne said...

I love all you share.
Love and kisses

robin bird said...

that is a beautiful grouping of images! i would love to have taken wach and every one of those myself! that is what brings me steady joy these days... taking pictures and seeing myself improve. i love that center one of gourds and pumpkins! happy, happy thanksgiving!

Jaime said...

What a beautiful mosaic.

I am just all smiles as I wander around your blog today.


Susanna-Cole said...

Aw beautiful post, always great to hear what things give people joy! Makes me happy! :) And is Sloane your little girl? She is SO adorable! <3


labibliotecaria said...

Warm socks that I knitted myself. Earl Grey with lavender. Deep sleep from which I awaken refreshed. Salted caramel on top of whipped cream on top of the perfect cup of hot chocolate.

My Castle in Spain said...

your mosaic says it all !
aren't those little pieces of steady joy the best ?

mine can be very simple. sharing a burger with my boyfriend, watching a movie and we're simply happy..

dutchbaby said...

What a lovely concept - steady joys! For me, walking in my neighborhood and finding a new acorn, berry, or seed that I don't have in my collection yet.

Beautiful mosaic! That document with the gorgeous calligraphy - there's a joy!

smith kaich jones said...

I haven't visited here in a few days & you have amassed just piles & piles of wondrous images & words & feelings. I am thankful for this gift.


Wendy said...

Gorgeous collage! I wish I could collage my whole house with images like this. :)

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