Joy in May

Hi all! It’s nearly the end of the month again, so I’m here with an update on my word of the year, which is: JOY. I am linking up with Lisa’s One Word Linky as well as the Word of the Year linky.

Overall, this month was pretty mixed with respect to how well I did. As mixed as the weather, really. Sometimes, we had sunny, warm weather and I’d enjoy myself and be full of energy. At other times, like today, it would be cloudy and chilly and I wouldn’t really feel up to very much. Of course, my joy or lack thereof wasn’t always tied to the weather, but partly at least it was.

Admittedly, today isn’t a great day. I’m having a bit of a brain fog and, for this reason, had to look over the past month’s blog posts to remember the things I’d enjoyed in May. There seem to have been quite a few, such as the time I went to look at the baby goats at one of my staff’s. Also, the time I went swimming because the plumbing crew had to come out to clear our waterworks of legionella. And, of course, the visit from my mother-in-law.

I also did enjoy the more ordinary pleasures of life. I finally read some more than I did earlier in the year. With respect to crafting, I mostly enjoyed getting inspired rather than actually making things. The reason is probably the fact that I worry I may not be capable of actually achieving the results I want. I really aim to do more actual crafting in June.

I once again was delighted with home-cooked meals a few times, but was also able to actually enjoy the regular food. I must say, I am not doing that well when it comes to appreciating foods that I don’t really like. Just this evening, I had a bit of a tantrum (I can safely call it that) because there were no larger cookies, which we can have on weekends, that I like.

One of the challenges Lisa had for us in her E-mail reminding us about this month’s link-up, was to spend the next 30 days collecting a little bullet point on your word for 2022 each day. This could be a quote, a Bible verse, a thought, or whatever. I haven’t yet started it, but I am fully intending on doing that from now on. It might help me be more aware of my word throughout the month. Let’s see how this goes.

12 thoughts on “Joy in May

  1. It sounds like we’ve had the same sort of weather. It has been mixed over the last few weeks. This morning was freezing but this afternoon was lovely and warm.
    It sounds like you have had a good month with many lovely things happening. x

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    1. Thank you so much. No, it was rather chilly here yesterday, like 14°C in the afternoon. Next week though, we’re supposed to get temperatures around 20°C during the day. That’s more like my kind of weather!


  2. It’s so hard not to be influenced by the weather, isn’t it? I love the idea of finding a bullet point about your word of the year every day – it really reminds you to look for it in the every day. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thanks so much for encouraging me! I am really motivated to make my June a more joy-filled month than May was, even though May wasn’t actually all that bad.


  3. Sometimes the joy jumps out at us and sometimes we have to go looking for it. I’m glad you were able to find some joy in May even if it took a little digging. Here’s to a joyful June!

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    1. Thank you so much. So far, our June is off to a mixed start weather-wise. The first few days were quite good, but today it’s raininng.


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