March 16, 2015

Joy Full


My heart feels so full today. First of all, I wore linen pants and flip flops to do the school run. Then the sky went from dark to every conceivable shade of blue before I got back home. It was the kind of sunrise that makes you want to paint or write a song. At the very least you want to sear it into your memory for eternity. It was enough to make me not even worried about that check engine light that came on in my car. I don't know if you know this but Murphy hates a paid off car. ;)


This weekend was one of the best in recent memory. There was a date with my guy, some outside clean up, a cocktail on the back porch, dinner on the front porch and quality time with my big girl. We didn't even turn the television on all weekend. I don't think that has ever happened. I'm not sure why, but that feels like a tribute to the beauty that was our first real spring-ish weekend. I can't tell you how many times my Sweet Man looked at me with such deep love and told me he can't imagine any other life. I always want to remember when he says things like that. It is so heartfelt. That one is good with the words. And the feelings. So good.


The kitchen is clean, the house straightened and the laundry is almost finished and I have a gloriously beautiful day ahead of me. I'm going to fling open the windows and soon I will be listening to the birds singing at the top of their lungs. Everywhere I look today I'm seeing beauty even when maybe I should be seeing messes.


I better end this now as it was recently brought to my attention by a certain child of mine, that being this full of joy can be a bit much to take sometimes and I seem unable to contain it today! Happiest day to you! Go find the beauty that is all around you, dear people!








15 comments:

  1. Jen- What a heartfelt post. So glad you have a hubby like that- they are few and far between....sounds like perfect man in the right place at the right time of life. Hope you have a wonderful, warm week. We are supposed to have snow on Friday...crazy!
    IF you have a moment when you are on the computer pop by and see our sweet little one year old birthday. I just think you would love all the PINK! xo Diana

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  2. Sweetest post ever! Happy to hear all this. I think sunshine and warmer temps can work miracles, don't you! :)

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  3. Oh Happy Day! It's easier to feel joyful when we can look around and be thankful for all the little things! All your 'little things' make me smile!

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  4. Jen...I only commented on your blog once..when you asked what others ate for breakfast...I have regretted not commenting more often..so here I go..
    Your blog was the VERY FIRST blog I ever read.. way back in the day. I enjoy it so much..it's like a breath of fresh air. So thank you for adding a bit of happy sunshine to my days.
    Kristy B

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  5. Your post today made me SMILE! I have the windows open here (it's 63 degrees and cloudy) and I hear all the little birdies singing...my housework is just about done for the day, too. And I went to yoga class this morning and then went to B&N to look through all the spring magazines. I also swept all the mud off my front porch and sidewalk. Yes, a lovely day here, too. :-)

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  6. Thank you for the reminder. Yours is what a blog should be!

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  7. I love the sound of Joy in your post today!

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  8. Everyone is happy lately.... isn't it wonderful?! :)

    xo,
    rue

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  9. This post makes me wish that we had harsh winters so I could feel the joy of the beginning of spring. It sounds crazy, but our weather is nearly perfect every single day. We appreciate in and everyone greets one another on the beach with "it's a great day, isn't it!" But, your joy in the the change of season makes it worth the raw winter days.

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  10. I love the everyday simple details of life. I haven't seen a sunrise in a long time. You're a lucky lady to have a man like that. One lucky lady.
    Brenda

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  11. Your attitude of gratitude is truly contagious!! Thank you for sharing it with us all!!! Snow is melting here in New York but it's still pretty chilly. No linen pants and flip flops here yet!! : ) Have a beautiful day!!! xo

    ~ Wendy

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  12. Such a happy post..and something I needed to read on this grumpy morning.
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy your family!!

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  13. You have brightened my evening with your cheery post! :)

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  14. I need to slow down and start enjoying the here and now again. Sometimes life gets so crazy busy that I'm thinking of what to do next instead of being in the moment. Thanks for the reminder, Jen!

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  15. What sweet post! There's nothing better on this world than time spend with people we love. I'm happy for you that ou had this great weekend.

    Tenancy cleaners Greenwich

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