daily prompts {dec 3}

december third

this is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!" ~ d.m. dellinger

this would make a wonderful message instead a holiday greeting card!

what does the word "joy" mean to you? does it play a part at the holidays?

joy is defined as "the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying." my perception of joy is definitely different now than it was a year or two ago. my life has always been full of joy. i've been blessed to have a relatively easy life - in the grand scheme of things. but since coleman has come into our lives, the *joy* and *happiness* and *elation* in our lives has multiplied. i never knew that such a tiny smile could bring me such great JOY.

take a photo that represents the idea of "joy"

how's that for obvious??? yes, i could've taken a picture of coleman, or my family, or something equally predictable and cliche. i thought this was funnier. sorry the photo

host a christmas party

ok, i didn't really host a christmas party. but i did a host a social committee meeting. and my house is decorated for christmas. and i served yummy snacks on christmas platters and what not. that almost counts, right????

people feel welcome in my home

by hosting above-mentioned meeting in our home, i hope that my committee felt warm and welcome while they were here. i fixed a few tasty treats, made sure the house was fully decorated (inside), had scented candles burning, etc.

think back to a time of holiday joy in your life. where were you? who was there?

seriously...almost every holiday memory brings me joy - both at the time and reflecting back on it. i love christmas. my mom always did a great job of making christmas (and all holidays) seem so special. i am trying to continue that and i think it's working.
one relatively recent memory that comes to mind was several years ago when we finally figured out the best way to celebrate christmas with spencer (who we don't get until 2:00 on christmas day). it was a few years of trial and error, lots of frustration (and sadness)...but a wonderful recommendation from an online friend solved our woes. we've been doing the same thing every year since and it just *works*. i remember how elated i felt that first christmas that really *clicked*.


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