Joy is the theme this week for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
These are some of Joy’s many ambassadors: nature, people, animals, states of being, books, works of art, activities…
Joy has many cousins with different first names: happiness, delight, pleasure, amusement, exhilaration, bliss, contentment, excitement. But you can tell when they show up at your doorstep that they belong to the same tribe.
Here are some pictures which, for me, represent Joy and her many personas and manifestations.
1. The first spring green reviving the senses after a long, cold winter:
2. Nature and her many children:
3. Arts and crafts:
4. Movement and Play:
5. Babies (of all species):
6. Travel and Culture:
7. Meaningful Conversations:
May we all use this time between the old and the new year to explore what brings us Joy and resolve to invite her and her relatives into our life more often. Joy is usually accompanied by her sister Contentment and her brother Peace. And we can all benefit from having them share our table.
Happy New Year!