Love. This. Quote.

I blogged last week about the book I just finished.  The book that chose me.  This is one of my favorite quotes from the book, The Joy of Appreciative Living (affiliate link).

What a novel idea - being joyous brings more joy.

So simple,


PS - Lil O and I are studying wildflowers this summer.  At first, I thought those yellow flowers pictured above were a patch of arnica flowers, but looking through our field guides, I think it is a patch of cushion goldenweed.  If that's true (we are novices remember), those flowers have been used to treat all sorts of ailments from small pox to poison ivy.  Cool, huh?  If you happen to be a wildflower expert, please correct me and Lil O.


  1. I must agree with this lovely quote:) We talk about this in class and it is so true that when you are happy, you are more willing to do things for others, more excited about details of life, and you just want to be "better" overall. Good thinking, Jen! Especially at 4:00 am!!

    1. Hey, go to sleep, Jax! I'm laughing that you were reading this post at 4am.

      You are hardcore.

      Love to your family and keep seeking joy - which seems like something you naturally do.