Last fall was the first time I did a joy list. I was a little hesitant, as I didn't want yet another "to do" list, but I have continued to make seasonal joy lists and I have found that I enjoy doing them. I have decided that I will make another list of joyful things to do from now until Thanksgiving. I have deleted some items that are repetitive, which I do more or less daily, as a matter of course, such as the daily prayers, drinking tea out of my favorite cup, talking daily with my daughter. I want to focus more on other joyful things which I don't do as often and tend to get neglected.
List of Autumn Joys:
1. Sew a quilt or two; or, rather, finish the On the Road to the Mountain Quilt (had to sew another row of patches to make the top fit the bigger comforter I'm using as the batting) and finish the Mountain Quilt (need to piece the side borders)
2. Make a wall hanging for the cancer treatment clinic
3. Decorate my house for fall (in October)
4 Decorate for Thanksgiving (in November)
5. My daughter's visits home (2 planned for in November)
6. Host the October prayer gathering
7. Celebrate my birthday (November)
8. Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family
9. Enjoy a week of vacation during Thanksgiving week
10. Bake an apple pie
11. Visit the garden center
12. Plant a fall garden
So that is my Autumn joy list! Yes, it includes several things to do, but, they are things that will bring joy.
Anyone else thinking of making a joy list this fall?
Some lovely ideas there Bless. My personal favourites would have to be the wall hanging and the apple pie. XReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules. I want to make a mini version of the mountain quilt for the treatment room where the chemo treatments take place. Everyone there is climbing a personal mountain.Delete
As for the apple pie, I've been craving some and promising myself I will make one for several months now!
It's kind of silly, but I'm glad you enjoy your joy list. Otherwise, it might be the annoying list. :) While I don't make formal lists, I do keep a few things in mind that I want to do.ReplyDelete
Ha, ha, I can just see myself writing that in my To Do list: "Make that annoying joy list!" :D I actually spent a day or so pondering if I wanted to do this again, as I really don't want it to become yet another thing to do, but decided it helps me to take time for joy. :)Delete
I think I am going to start my monthly joy lists again. I miss them!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to reading them, Anne. :)Delete
I like your Autumn joy list, especially bake an apple pie. I do not make such a list but since reading your blog I am mindful of ordinary things that occur and do bring me joy and I took for granted. Yesterday I needed to shop for a pair of shoes for a wedding in a couple of weeks. I am restricted now in the style that I can wear however the wonderful young lady who waited on me at the shoe store helped me look and select a pair that were attractive and comfortable. I left the shop joyful and thankful for such a sweet assistant.ReplyDelete
Sandy, I'm so glad the store assistant was able to help you select a nice pair of shoes, especially these days when such help seems to be so rare! Finding a good pair of shoes is a joyful occasion. Attending the wedding will be another joyful occasion, I hope (although, I always tend to cry at weddings! Doesn't matter whose!)Delete
How lovely.. Hope you get to enjoy each season.. I have been decorating for fall/ Thanksgiving.. I do it all together.. Will post photos soon.. I will do Christmas after Thanksgiving [but working on some Christmas projects right now..ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to seeing your decorations; you always decorate your house so nicely.ReplyDelete