Joy #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, J is for Joy.
She bent close, jaw clenched tight as she focussed on the task.
It slipped from her fingers yet again.
She squared her shoulders and gingerly picked it up.
I shouldn’t have given in to the demand of a 5-year old!
The sparkle in her eyes as she finished decorating the cupcake was oh! so glorious!
The Word to the Wise
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it everyday. Henri J M Nouwen
You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!
April 12, 2016 12:15 am|
That pleasurable feeling of Joy in little things in life 🙂
April 12, 2016 12:32 am|
Hi Shilpa, this makes me remember a line from a movie that I liked, “Chariots of Fire”, about British runners in the 1920 or 1924 Olympics. The one man’s father said to him, “You can praise the Lord by peeling a spud (potato) if you peel it to perfection.”
Your post made me smile and reminded me to add joy to my day. Rock on, #wHooligan sister! :O)
LuAnn (approx #369 on the list) @ Back Porchervations.
(and one of co-host AJ Lauer’s #wHooligans)
April 12, 2016 12:33 am|
So true, joy is a choice we need to make everyday in everything we do 🙂
The mention of cupcakes has tempted me enough 😀
April 12, 2016 12:44 am|
Oh so much Joy after reading this post about Joy 🙂
Joy is essential in life to survive.. Distress can’t cause too much damage that can only be repaired by Joy! 😉
April 12, 2016 12:48 am|
Your post resonates with me! I love your idea about choosing Joy and keep choosing it every day 🙂 Unless we are proactive in finding it in the everyday regular events of our lives, it will always elude!
April 12, 2016 1:26 am|
Finding joy in little things, be it even cleaning a table is not ordinary. Completing any task at hand, big or small, important and not so important, is worthwhile if you get joy in it
April 12, 2016 1:26 am|
Cupcakes make everyone happy. I try to chose to be happy.
April 12, 2016 1:34 am|
Such delicious story. And it’s true, llitle everyday things are the ones that bring the most joy.
The Old Shelter – Jazz Age Jazz
April 12, 2016 1:51 am|
Joy does not happen, we have to keep choosing it…true that. Finding joy in simple things makes life happier, like watching the baby pigeons outside my kitchen window.
April 12, 2016 3:11 am|
Little difficulties end in little joys…. 🙂
April 12, 2016 3:15 am|
Oh I love your theme and your blog is gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Enjoy the challenge 🙂
Jen Chandler was Here
April 12, 2016 5:03 am|
Simple joys are indeed the best. For me, cupcake decorating would be frustrating, but if done with a 5 year old, it would be something else entirely. I miss those days.
April 12, 2016 10:20 am|
The key is to find joy in the little things:) And I love cup cakes!
April 12, 2016 11:39 am|
Imagining this scene made me so joyous!
At home, I always decorate cakes, and make the marzipans for Christmas. I must ask mom to bake some cupcakes now. Really need to feel that joy of decorating again!
Beautiful post, Shilpa!
April 12, 2016 12:12 pm|
Aww.. that’s so sweet. …the lil’ things in life and the joy it gives! <3
April 12, 2016 2:58 pm|
who can resist the sparkle of a kid. Indeed we can choose to be happy or sulk over spilled milk 🙂
A Whimsical Medley
Twinkle Eyed Traveller
April 12, 2016 4:25 pm|
hehe. Little ones have their way to get things done, isn’t it:) And, parents curse themselves. A cute post and I can imagine expressions.
April 12, 2016 4:28 pm|
Little joys especially when one does it for someone dear! Beautiful and thoughtful Shilpa!
April 12, 2016 6:30 pm|
These little joys in our life play such an important role… Don’t they?
Good one on J 🙂
April 12, 2016 6:59 pm|
Oh yeah cup cake decorations can get tedious at times!
But in the end it sure is worth it! 🙂
April 12, 2016 7:49 pm|
Loved the picture shilpa and the quote. Henri Nowen is a profound writer, I enjoyed his book called the “wounded healer” I hope I am right, it was years ago…
April 12, 2016 8:09 pm|
That’s true….it’s the best in finding joy even in small things:)
April 12, 2016 10:31 pm|
Great post, Shilpa! Mysterious are the simple ways to find joy 🙂
April 12, 2016 10:41 pm|
Aww! That was a cute one. Little joys of life 🙂
April 13, 2016 12:09 pm|
Life’s little joys. 🙂
April 13, 2016 1:24 pm|
Joy is indeed in the small things! this made me smile!
April 13, 2016 2:36 pm|
Oh yes…oh yes 🙂 and i can relate to this:) nice cute post