26th Dec – The modern day thank you card
Today I emailed and rang all those I needed to thank for my lovely Christmas pressies. It always makes me joyous to make people feel appreciated (and feel appreciated myself)
27th Dec – Tweet Meet Part Deux
So, you remember @DannyBlahBlah who kindly invited Sian and I over to watch the Apprentice when we were sans TV in London? Well, it only turns out his family live in Southampton and he is as bored out of his mind as I am in this between Christmas and New Year period. What did we do? We met in town and I drank Gin and he drank beer. Joyous. I feel like fo some reason he and I are meant to be crossing paths….
28th Dec – Once a friend always a friend
There is a girl I was very close friends with years ago (i’m talking 15 yrs ago) and we are connected on facebook and through some other friends with whom we are still in touch. We finally arranged to meet this festive season seeing as I am back down this way. So, she texts me today and cancelled because she is in the middle of what looks like being a break-up. It was weird because we had a conversation (via text) about fate and and the usual cliches and I tried to share some encouraging words as I felt as sad for her now as I would have all those years ago. The text seems to have helped a bit and she responded saying so and promising a reschedule once the dust has settled her end. While it was a sad conversation for her I took something Joyosus away fromit, as did she. And that, is the knowledge that true friendship stands the test of time.
29th Dec – Little FOCKERS
I treated my nephew to a trip to the cinema where we watched the Little Focker movie. Hysterical and extremely Joyous xx
30th Dec – Girly sleepover
I had dinner tonight with one of my longest standing friends - probably another one of about 15 years. Its true we hadn’t seen each other in a year or so but as always – it was SUCH fun. We gossiped, laughed, even had a little bitch and the whole thing was absolutely joyous.
31st Dec – Happy New Year!!!!!
My joyous act today has been helping mum get ready for the party we are having at the house. I’m literally just about to go downstairs and get cooking…
Its worth noting here that I am looking forward to the year ahead so much its untrue. I spent last New Year in London with my friend Sian and there we decided to go traveling in 2010 and, that I would note a joyous act everyday during the same year. Both pledges were achieved and I am massively proud of that!
I can honestly say that despite stresses and strains, this year has been incredible and very special to me. Taking the time to acknowledge something joyous every day has ensured that I remain positive pretty much all of the time as well as grateful for all the opportunities and adventures that are out there waiting for us to exploit them. Life is definitely worth living – I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2011!
May the JOY be with you