Tuesday, August 17, 2010


"THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, BUT THERE IS THE DISCOVERY OF JOY". joyce grenfell. Searching for happiness can be a life long process, one that keeps the self so busy that happiness can be overlooked in the search. I've spent many a wasted moment thinking that the feelings had to be huge and over powering to be worth something. It was when I quit the busy crazy search for the perfect something I discovered a well of goodness in my life I had never known before. I realized I had discovered joy, that feeling of delight a source of pleasure. These past weeks I've lived without my joy but rediscovered it on my morning hike. I was awake and alert to my surroundings. I noticed with keen pleasure the sun on my arms, the birds sweet songs, the fresh scent of pine, the babble of the brooks. It was little things but I was aware of them and I knew my joy was back for a moment and that my life was good.


  1. hi lorrie...so happy to see you today, my friend

    and YES! Teddy has settled right in...he is the love of my life and the center of my world...my heart just melts everytime i look at him....which is always.....

    hoping this finds you well too...
    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  2. I'm glad you found your joy again... But it'll always be right where you left it on the trail...

  3. Lorrie, that feather looks like its from a Heron, or maybe a Egret?
    Little joys fit right in our hands where we can see them so clearly, yes?

  4. yes your life is good, and i am so glad you are reconnecting to it! xx's

  5. So beautiful Lorrie- I love this post.

  6. A beautiful, heartfelt post. Thank you for sharing.