Rusk County Photo Tour

September 12, 2017

Book Signing at Holly’s Last Stand

September 20, 2017


September 19, 2017

What does this picture make you think of?

It makes me remember one of my favorite children’s books, the one that has the repeated line, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Anyone else love that story?

This picture also makes a tiny three letter word run through my mind. Joy.

Joy is my middle name, and maybe that is why the quality of joy has always been special to me.

When I was younger, I used to hate when people would comment on my big smile, because I was shy and I knew I used that smile in place of words. So I thought of it as a brainless thing, insipid and boring.

Nowadays I have discovered the value of a smile, the value of joy.

When I found these two in my bedroom, having the time of their lives, giggling and jumping for all they were worth, it made me happy.



  1. It makes me think of all the times I’ve said, “Stop jumping on the bed!” And it makes me think next time I might just enjoy the moment for a bit before I say stop. 🙂

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