What is joy?


A hot drink after being outside in the cold.

Reading a good book with a cat curled up with me.

Writing or creating something and finishing it.

Watching one of my favourite films and eating toffee popcorn.

Coming across a new writer or a new favourite novel.

Discovering a blog that I love reading.

The smell of bookshops and new books.

Dancing to my favourite music.

Singing to myself (badly) in an empty house.

An unexpected gift of chocolate.

Nutella on crumpets and Teapigs tea.

Hugs from my favourite people.

Laughing at Internet Memes like Doge.

Watching StarWars for the millionth time just because.

Coming out with random geeky trivia such as the fact that Dennis Nedry ruined it all for everyone in Jurassic Park.

When plans come together without too much effort.

Tumblr-ing forever, late at night.

Sitting in Costa with my sister for hours just talking about life.

Re-watching TV box-sets and rediscovering the joys of Buffy, Smallville and Charmed.

Looking through old photos on the computer.

The first snow of the year.

“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ― Seán O’Casey

6 thoughts on “Joy.

  1. and also…smiling over our own silly mistakes……..


  2. Toffee popcorn…. Mmmmmmm… And Tumblring late at night? Love it. Lots of joy here.


  3. Thanksgiving with family when nothing goes awry.

    Seeing your daughter smile first thing in the morning.

    One Word: Dune

    Two words: Dr Who.

    Three words: I love you.

    Four words: I love this song.


  4. And the smell of old books as well…


  5. I echo all of these especially the watching Smallville 🙂 for me also
    -lying down in cut grass
    -the smell of my brother’s hair
    -Phish food
    -anything to do with India
    -Vulcan chat up lines
    -dancing in public places
    -banter with God


  6. Own, love your blog, beautiful coffee mug!
    Sorry the “wrong” English …


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