open invitation no. 82: own your joy

A flower blossoms for its own joy.

[Oscar Wilde]

Make a list of your joys. Here are the guidelines.

  • Be specific. The color of the horizon just before sunrise.
  • Be ordinary. The squeaky-clean feel of my teeth on my tongue after I brush, floss, and rinse.
  • Be small. The smell of a just cracked banana peel.
  • Listen. The sound of first footsteps on the stairs.
  • Be aware. The moon hung low in the hazy night sky.

If it is fun for you, make this a photo essay. Otherwise, chose another genre that is fun for you.

*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.

PS—There is a Facebook Group for the #sosmagic community. Join here.

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I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

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Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

7 thoughts on “open invitation no. 82: own your joy

  1. OH.MY.GOSH. what perfect timing … Thank you for the task of noticing my joy, owning it, being grateful. Was just listening to Be. David Steindl-Rast this afternoon as I prepped papers for art … Gratitude and joy.

    Have a blessed night, all.


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