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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Building up a joy room

Many many years ago I read all Barbra Johnson's inspirational books.I liked Her idea of always having a joy box and if possible a joy room,filled with things that bring you absolute joy.When the children were growing up I would keep many joy boxes;but when the girls all left FOR GOOD I've always had a joy room.Now for the last couple of years after our major down size I didn't have room for one.I can't take it any longer. I'm claiming our "office" my joy room.


Mary Engelbrite's lanterns in my window




Just the beginning.

7 comments:

ladychiara said...

Well done on reclaiming space for your 'Joy' room Denise. It is so important to have things that bring us joy around us/available to us in our daily lives. Our environment really does have a huge effect on our thoughts, feelings and overall health so I think it's a splendid idea to make a special space just for things that bring us joy.

Jem said...

It's so important to have a space, even a little corner, in which you can let out your creativity and just be! Great job Denise, hope you are well!

Jem xXx

Antiques And Teacups said...

Neat idea...I'd forgotten that. Haven't read the books for years, but have them stashed somewhere. Thanks for the reminder and enjoy your room!
Ruth

Kris said...

Very nice to happen upon your blog and be inspired to be joyful.

Elyse said...

ooh la la -- your joy room is off to a fabulous beginning! enjoy the process!

thank you for the happy comment on my blog.
:)

xo
elyse

Fabric Art said...

A joy room is a great place to spent time , to be creativ, to be alone in, I love my room, nice that you got your joy room Denise,I know that you will love it, yes the internet is amazing.
Anni

Celia said...

A Joy Room is a great idea!! I LOVE it!!

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.