Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header Picture for July is a picture taken on 6/17/20 on our trip to Pisgah Inn (along the Blue Ridge Parkway west of Asheville, NC). I call this picture (and many others we took that week): "Battle in the Sky". We witnessed a lot of drama between the fog/rain/clouds VS the sunshine/blue skies!!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Weekend

My Sweetheart is taking me on a 'surprise' trip in order to celebrate Valentine's Day. I have no idea where we are going but a little birdie told me that there would be some waterfalls involved. Now--we are both hoping for good weather (which looks very 'iffy' for us this weekend).

SO---since I don't know if we will have internet service, this will be my last post until Tuesday (the 16th). I wanted to share a couple of things for you today since this is a special weekend. First, here is a RECIPE just for you!!


1 cup of kind deeds
1 cup of forgiveness
1 cup of good thoughts
2 cups of sacrifice for others
2 cups of consideration for others

Mix above ingredients thoroughly and add tears of joy and sorrows and sympathy for others. Flavor with little shifts of love. Fold in four cups of HUGS and LOVE to lighten the ingredients, pouring all of this into your daily life. Bake well with human kindness. Serve with a SMILE.


by Yvonne Lowther

A hug is something special
A hug can give such joy
A hug can bring a little smile
To every girl and boy

A hug can say a thousand words
Without a single spoken one
A hug can put things right again
When everything seems wrong

A hug can be a lovely thing
It doesn't have to contain a touch
A hug can be on paper
The word 'hug' just means so much

So I'm sending YOU a special hug
Not physical, it's true
But this hug is sent to let you know
I think the world of you

I hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine's Weekend...

Be sure to watch the OLYMPICS. The Opening Ceremony was fabulous!!!

Loads and Loads of Love and Hugs,