Monday, December 14, 2009


Thanks to the lovely Chocolate Covered Daydreams I found a blog that is new to me called Barking Mad! And Audrey is having a wonderful Target gift card giveaway. All you have to do is write a post about what brings you joy. You can visit Audrey here. But act fast. The post is due today.

So what brings me joy? Hmm … you’d think this would be easy to write but not so much since my mind is currently filled with clutter of what I need to do and have to get or need to get me through the day/month and into next year. You see Joy is something I constantly strive for, not something I see myself as always having. But if I think about it, I know that I do have it. Deep down on the inside and I just need to keep tapping into it and not let all the clutter of my world hold it down.

That said there is lots of Joy from the outside too. Things like: sincere smiles from friends and even strangers, looks of love from those you love, a good laugh that always brings joy, unexpected kindness from strangers. That always fills my heart.

Joy is when my family is all home safe and sound and snugged in their beds. Or maybe that is a bit of Peace of mind?

I have found much joy in the generosity and spirit of the blogging community.
And in the care of my writing friends and friends who have supported me as I continue my long quest to publication. Thanks PIC and Lovely Crit Partners, Jen and Jeanine!
There is also Joy in laughing with my knitting group. I love it when we all crack up over something and the needles have to stop.

Oh and I also find much joy in a good period movie or a great romance with an alpha hero and a strong heroine. That gives me lots of joy.



P.S. Even if you don't have time to enter the giveaway. Please comment here on what bring you Joy and get some joy in thinking about it. Or write your own post and please let me know so I can stop on by. That would bring me Joy.

P.P.S. scroll down to see my Giveaway winner and to hear about my Bleak weekend.


Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Kwana!! Loving that picture of Jack by the fire! Adorable!!!

Deidra said...

What gives me joy? Your giveaway, of course! =)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Hmm Richard and Denzel. Le Nom.

Kristen Painter said...

Friends, family, lazy days, good books, good music, knowing what I've written makes sense - lol, I'm easy to please.

Purple Flowers said...

High on the list of joy is hearing my Mother's voice and laugh. Everything else comes second etc.

Joyce said...

The season brings me joy. I hope you are having a joyful day too! xo

Debra said...

You and so many of my blog-friends bring me joy. The Christmas season and having my family near.
Really, so many things.

Legallyblondemel said...

Hi, friend! I apologize for being away for so long.

I'm so glad you're having a joyful day. I am too, for so many reasons I'm having a difficult time pinning them down.

Janicu said...

What's the movie with Denzel Washington in it for the picture at the bottom? I don't know it!

Kwana said...

Janicu, The movie is Mississippi Masala.

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