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Monday, February 23, 2015

Joy List Monday - Home and Away



HOME





familiar

comforting

filled with simple things I cherish




AWAY



discovery

renewal

memories I long to relive



Thank you for all your kind words expressed to me last week
while I was sick.
Your sweet thoughts and prayers mean so much.
I'm feeling much better!




Are you looking closer at the beauty around you 
or aware of things to be thankful for today?



Joy List Monday was prompted by Anne of My Giant Strawberry. I love her idea of "taking a few moments to jot down bits of beauty that I've noticed or any little details in my day that are bringing me joy." 

31 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, Nancy :)

    I think it's important to find joy everyday, so even during bad times, I still look for it.

    xo

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  2. feeling better, is wonderful, is it not?????????

    I guess I need a Joy List. looking out at all the snow, and knowing more will come. well, it can get a bit depressing.

    but of course, I have much to be Joyful about! need to take out the list and review it.

    thank you!!!

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  3. Beautiful Nancy! Love both thoughts - home and away and your choices of words, and picture to illustrate what they mean to you! Somewhere warm is quite appealing this time of year! Luckily, our weather here has been amazingly mild. I just hope we don't get surprised with a terrible whack of winter again, lol....

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    1. That's what happened here. Temperatures in the 50's last week, then Saturday temps dropped and we got 5" of snow. Yesterday in the 20's. Sunny and warmer today, about 30 degrees.

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  4. Love your JOY list! I just did a chalkboard that expresses that same sentiment.
    I have that same old book by J.W.Riley. xo Diana

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  5. Glad your feeling better Nancy! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Nancy,
    Inspirational post and yes I've got a Joy list and an avoid list! Enjoyable and memorable things or events we lock into our hearts and can relive, the sadness we desperately keep at bay we pray won't return one day.
    Glad you are feeling much better. Sending a big hug and thanks for this post.
    xx,
    Vera

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  7. Dear Nancy ... so good that you are feeling better. EnJOYed the inspiration that you have shared here. Sweetest blessings for your week. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  8. Nancy, I am so glad that you are feeling better. Your words are amazing and your photos are so pretty! I especially love the colors in the first picture...so warm!

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  9. Love the beautiful photos and so glad that you are feeling better!

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  10. Glad you are feeling better and the beautiful post shows your happiness...take care, Judy!

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  11. I love the photos Nancy, the first one is so dreamy and pretty in pinks :) Thanks for joining the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week and I hope your cottage plans are going well!

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  12. Glad you are feeling better Nancy. Have a great start to the new week.
    Kris

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  13. I always love your posts full of thoughtfulness and goodness. Take care of yourself. Hugs, Jo

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  14. Nancy, that photo of the beach...if I'm correct, that is CARMEL by the sea, where I am going in June!

    I am happy to know you. You are so gentle and kind, and I wish you continued recovery, SOON! This has been quite a winter, and I think we are all going to rejoice when the warmth comes!

    Enjoy your day, Anita

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    1. Hi Anita! It does look very much like the coast around Carmel, but it is actually near Yahatz, Oregon. It's a favorite spot of ours. Not as quaint as Carmel, and not filled with Carmel's artisan charm, but still an interesting village on the ocean. You're so nice, Anita. Thank you for your sweet words.

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  15. Beautiful and inspiring! Glad to hear you feel better. I wish for you good health for the rest of the year!

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  16. So glad you're feeling better. Reading that post was one of the beautiful things of my day.

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  17. Hi Nancy,
    I'm glad that you're feeling better. Take good care.
    Hope you enjoy your week to the fullest.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  18. Beautiful pictures. That looks like the corner of a milk glass (?) dish? It reminded me of my late grandmother. She had a collection of it. Glad that you are feeling better! Health is a reason to feel joyful.

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  19. Nancy, glad to hear you are feeling better. Love the photo of the coast! (looks a bit chilly there, though)

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    1. Hi Melissa. It wasn't cold that day at all on the beach. It was a warm day.

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  20. I am so sorry to hear that you were sick. I hope you are recovering and feeling better. Surround yourself with all that makes you smile, feel warm and happy. :) Best wishes from Québec.

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  21. I am so happy to have found you through Kris this morning. Looking forward to more of your joyful blog. xo Laura

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  22. So pretty! You have a lovely blog.

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  23. Lovely. And what fun to compare those two joys. Love seeing that blue, blue sky!

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    1. It was a perfect day when I took that photo. The best kind of day for the beach.

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