Joyful Moments: Summer Edition

The summer is coming to an end. The Arizona heat will continue to beat down on me until Halloween but my summer holiday is over. I get to go back to work tomorrow and prepare for the new school year. I added several joyful moments to my Joyful Journal this summer.

Joyful Moment #307

I had the chance to visit Sedona. Sedona is magestic.  It’s hard not to feel incredibly joyful when you see this view.Sedona

Joyful Moment #308

Georgine and Amee

The Accountant’s Great-Aunt Georgine turned 95 this year. We had the chance to attend her birthday party and spend some one-on-one time with Aunt Georgine and her little dog Sophia after the celebrations. Georgine has lived an incredible life. She is still a fiesty, loveable woman with strong opinions. I love fiesty 95 year-olds with strong opinions. I hope to be one of them some day.

Sophia the dog

I wanted to take Sophia home with me. She was so cute.

Joyful Moment #309

Summer means more time for cooking good food. I learned how to make chicken masala and crepes this summer. Crepes

MaslaThey were both delicious!

Joyful Moment #310

The sink was sparkling clean and stayed really clean for one entire day.  I celebrate the little joys so this one made the list. I may have just clapped my hands at the excitement of such a clean sink.

Clean sink

You may be wondering if I had any sad moments this summer. I did. I bet you did as well. I’ve got a talent for thinking of all the sad things in my life which is why I purposely count and record the joyful moments in my Joyful Journal.  I acknowledge the sad moments, endure them and then I try to get to the point where I can give the sad a hearty thank you for being part of my life. Am I the perfect guru of living in peaceful existence with all  aspects of my life?   Ha ha ha.  No,  I’m much better at being grateful in happy times.  I am working on it though. The Bible says it really well.

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving  and sing joyful songs of praise.” (Psalms 95:2)

What made you  joyful today?