#FMF Joy


Another Five Minute Friday with Lisa Jo Baker.  Today’s word is JOY and to be honest, I looked this morning to see what the word was, knowing fully well that I had a really busy afternoon and evening and wasn’t sure I’d be able to get it done.  Usually, when I do a #FMF, I just check out the word and write.  Today, I thought about the word throughout the day.  Honestly, I feel joyous most of the time.  Today after school, we had a get together with our faculty.  I talked a bit about my blog and told them that tonight I was meeting some friend’s for dinner and that I had to get home to get my blog written before I went out.  We rarely stay out late, but I wanted to be sure it was done before we left.  I told them about today’s topic and we decided that each of my coworkers would tell me what joy means to them.  So today’s blog is written by all of us…..

“What joy means to us…”

  • Snuggles in the morning
  • Dancing
  • sleeping late on a Saturday
  • Great sex followed by chocolate
  • “Bar” modeling and popcorn
  • Colleagues that are also friends
  • Laughter
  • “Life is better when we are laughing”
  • Being at peace with yourself
  • Family
  • Friends

That really seems to sum it up!!  The joy we all felt tonight was evident as we sat around the table. We got to spend a few hours together today after school and it was so nice to see a different side from our “work side” and it was really a joyous and fun time.  My heart is filled with joy knowing that I am privileged to work in a place that makes brings me so much happiness –  and for that , I am grateful.

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10 thoughts on “#FMF Joy

  1. BoniLady March 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm Reply

    So much in life to bring us sadness, but EVEN MORE brings joy!! I love this topic 🙂

    Dropping in from FMF!! Blessings….

    • clairesinclair March 22, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

      I loved this topic too! Cherish the little things!!

  2. Christy March 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Your day sounds very similar to mine, minus the conversation about my blog after school, but there was definitely joy mixed in with the laughter after a long work week.

    • clairesinclair March 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm Reply

      Those after work get together are so well deserved sometimes aren’t they?

      • Christy March 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        Some days more than others 🙂

      • clairesinclair March 22, 2014 at 7:41 am

        Haha! That is for sure!

  3. wisdomfromafather March 22, 2014 at 8:41 am Reply

    It does come down to the little things, doesn’t it. Nice approach … asking others what joy means to them. Good job.

    • clairesinclair March 22, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply

      Thanks…it was nice addition to the conversation and great for my blog!

  4. mybulkmail March 23, 2014 at 9:43 pm Reply

    6 years ago I realized that the word “Joy ” is my favorite word. My daughter had just had her first baby and I was trying to explain to her how much “joy” this baby was going to being her…she now understands why it is my favorite word.

    • clairesinclair March 23, 2014 at 9:53 pm Reply

      There really is no joy like that of our children. My mom always used to say her joy multiplied with her grandchildren.

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