Saturday, September 5, 2009

Just five minutes

I know that I read others' blogs for a glimpse into their daily lives, to find a connection I might not have known about before.  I'm hoping this will be a way for me to give back.  Let me know when I hit the mark, when I give you something new to think about, or when I make you smile.

Someone asked me once, I think trying to ferret out an anxiety disorder, or possibly depression, "Do you ever feel joy?"  I answered, "Yes," right away, that was easy.  But, when?  That was harder question. I feel joy daily, and I am mindful of it because I have felt pain.  (*insert pithy text here about joy and pain going hand in hand*)   Mostly, I am thankful when small things go right, elated when small moments take me by surprise.  

wishing you a weekend full of pleasant surprises,


  1. Thanks for the good wishes for the weekend, and may this blog bring you much joy, 'cobweb-clearing', and many dedicated readers!

  2. Hi, Laurie,
    I just saw where you left me a message saying you started your own blog. Congratulations! I think you will enjoy it. I have had a lot of fun with mine. I have been thinking about you and the others at school. Wishing the best school year ever for you. I will be following your blog daily. Have a fun and restful few days off! Vicki

  3. Ken and Vicki: I knew I could count on you two!

  4. Hi Laurie,

    I am so glad you invited me to your blog. I was just saying to Robby that I have such a hard time putting my thoughts into words. I'm envious that you have such an easy flow in your writing. You certainly are enjoyable to read. Missed you this morning! (love your profile pic, btw)

  5. Thanks, A'Lisa! I'm having fun with it already. Woke up this morning with posting ideas floating in my head. Keep reading, tell me what you like :)