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Simply Joyful

School’s out and summer’s on!

When I sat down Saturday afternoon to collect my thoughts and start writing, I realized after having been away all week, I hadn’t given the content of this week’s post much thought. Oddly enough, I wasn’t panicked either. It also occurred to me that even though there is still so much going on around me and so much to do, there is nothing pressing, nothing special, nothing terrible and nothing wrong, to write about.

It’s kind of nice when that happens. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it really is kind of nice. Fishing for something would be foolish. I truly appreciate being able to step off of life’s roller coaster every once in a while, for a while. Recharge. Regroup. Rejoice!

In searching my heart for what was tugging, I kept falling back to thoughts of this past week and smiling to myself.

Nothing brings more joy to my heart than seeing children happy.

Helping the 2-yr old fill up the water tank on the rescue jeep. Get ready to get wet!

Helping the 2-yr old fill up the water tank on the rescue jeep. Get ready to get wet!

And having a rather playful heart myself, I’m keen to the sound of mischievous giggles. When the laughter has an 11-year span in childhood and includes kids ages 2 to 13, conspiring in harmony, even better! Catching the moment on camera? Well, priceless!

This week was simple. It was joyful. It was Simply Joyful.

What brings joy to your heart?

Photo Credit #1 The Gift of Joy

Photo Credit #2 & #3 ©2012 Karen Szczuka Teich & Takingtheworldonwithasmile.com

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  1. jen
    July 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

    It occurred to me when I turned on my computer this morning that I was really looking forward to the post I knew would be in my inbox – yours. It’s become part of my week and it always satisfies, even if it’s about something as simple (and beautiful) as joy.

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    • July 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Awe…. Jen! Thank you. You totally made my day! 🙂

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  2. July 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Isn’t that just wonderful?! I feel the same way, Karen. It’s so nice. What a fun vacation the kids look to be havin’. Totally awesomesauce! XOXO-SWM

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    • July 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you dear SWM — for reading & commenting and for being a friend. xoxo

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  3. July 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Ah – such great pictures of joy. My kids are my joy too.

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