Tag Archives: Joy

Happy Birthday

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World restarted The Weekly Smile on October 15, 2018. I have a story that makes me smile, but I have had a flu for two weeks.

Autumn, my granddaughter turned one-year-old on September 28, 2018. I was so glad to be in Portland, Oregon for the occasion. We had a delightful party for her at a park. Many of her baby friends came with their parents. She had her very own birthday cake and ate chunks of the cake and the frosting.

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Share Your World – October 16, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – October 16, 2017

If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

If I had to move, I wouldn’t want to move to another country. I don’t want to start over to make friends and establish my community. After my retirement, I have established my exercise routine, learning environment, community group, medical need access, and shopping for a healthy diet. This is very important for me to maintain this environment. If I had to move out of California, the only place to would move to is Portland, Oregon, to be close to my daughter, son-in-law, and my new granddaughter.

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What color would you like your bedroom to be?

We just had our bedroom painted to be beige. Our bedroom is facing south, not too much sunlight comes in. Beige makes the bedroom looks lighter.

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What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.

  1. To have faith in my belief. It is the source of my joy.

  2. To maintain a good relationship with my husband. A harmonious marriage is important to be joyful in life

  3. To be close to my daughter, my son-in-law, and my granddaughter. My daughter has been the joy in my life and the motivation for my living.

  4. To be close to my friends and community.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

My granddaughter weighed 7 lbs 9 oz, 2 oz more than her birth weight last Wednesday at two weeks old. She weighed 7 lbs 14 oz las Saturday. She has a healthy growth. This is not something we would take it for granted. We are very thankful and happy.

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Cee’s Share Your World – October 16, 2017

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51: GIFT & SONG

My daughter Mercy’s baby is arriving any minutes by now. I still remember back in March when we skyped and talked with each other. Mercy and Will showed us the ultrasound film. We made a virtual hug at the end. The joy of parenthood, the wonder of bringing a new life into this word were so overwhelmed. Mercy has been excited and celebrated the process by capturing the moments in photos. The family and community are so enthusiastic and supportive. This gives them a firm assurance and confidence.

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Watching baby’s sleepy eyes

Overwhelming joy

Parents’ faces radiate

Gift of fulfillment resides

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG

Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting

 “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Waiting is not a bad thing; it can bring its own joy – the thrill of achievement” – David Jeremiah

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Mt. Adams, Yakima County/Skamania County, Washington USA

Mercy and Will went cross-country skiing on Mt. Adams, in Yakima County / Skamania County, Washington USA. It is 12,280 feet elevation. They drove up to a campsite to camp, then hiked up to the top of the mountain. They wanted to reach the top of the mountain to see the sunrise. They did the timing of hiking. It was worth the effort of hiking and waiting. The magical moment came as the sun arose. The thrill and the joy were indescribable.  The emotion of such achievement could only expressed by the celebration of love.

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Mercy hiking, trying to keep up with Will and Luke

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The sun started to rise

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The magical moment

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Mercy, Will and Luke on top of Mt. Adams

They skied down to the campsite with confidence and pride.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

SoCS September 2, 2017

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “birth/berth.” Use one, use ’em both, but whatever you do, have fun! – Linda G Hill

My husband has retired for a year. Time flies. He and I discussed our travel plans. One of his recommendations is to take a train trip to go north from Southern California. We could ride long distance and sleep in the berth of a sleeper car. Well, my problem is that I am a light sleeper. Any noise or motion would wake me up.  The thought of riding the train in a long distance has to put on hold for a while.

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Talking about traveling, I bought several round trip air tickets going to Portland. My daughter is due to give birth to her baby in a few weeks. My first trip is coming up on September 14, five days before the baby’s arrival. I will stay until September 23, and come home for a few days to take care of my business. My husband will join me for the second trip leaving on September 27 and will stay for several weeks to help out my daughter with some house chores.

This is such an exciting time in our family.

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Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday: SoCS September 2, 2017

Life’s Symphony

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Life is a continuum of the Great Symphony

Adagio expresses soothing melody with sweet love

Melancholy inner sorrow of the soul

Maestoso pitches the triumph of the Great Spirit

The victory of a long and hard won battle

Fortissimo frees the shout from the depth of the heart

Proclaims the greatest joy ever told

Pianissimo whispers to your ears the faintest sob

Breathes the darkest secret only to you

Every now and then, comes the rest, and rest

Silence! What tranquility it is in our Life’s Symphony

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Daily Prompt: Symphony

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