Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday--A tool I designed for wellness classes.

Many years ago  I was a massage therapist and studying holistic medicine. Along with a dear friend and fellow RN and therapist we held sessions at the wellness center and she and I wrote a program called Joyology.

This is one of the tools we used.


Joy is elusive, like the whisper of wind.
Just when you think you can reach out and grasp it, sadness grabs it by the tail and spins it back into the shadows. 
Back and forth like playmates, teasing, running each leaving it's mark on my being, egged on by fear.
But hope fans joy to light again and again.
The magic of hope is so strong and joy so much the essence of God, that sadness will lose out in the end.

Through the practice of Joyology, seeing the hope and joy of God in everyday life, sadness and fear
will gradually spend less time in my heart.

I will wear joy as a cloak to warm me from the cold.
I will wear joy as a soft veil to cool my shoulders in the heat.
I will take joy as my comforter in the loneliness of night and joy as my knight in times of chaos.
I will see joy in birth and joy in death, each only one step away from God.

Happiness thy name is Joy.
P Jones 1995

Each participant was asked to fill in the blanks
with their own word. 
Joy is------------------

Joy is------------------
Joy is------------------

At the end each person is give a copy of the entire poem and asked to fill in their definition of joy then the original is framed and hung in the meeting room.

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Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a wonderful poem and program. It's hard to go wrong helping someone or yourself find joy.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Coloradolady said...

This was great....everyone needs to read this, myself included! Thanks for a very inspiring post. Have a wonderful VTT!

Karin said...

Some folks really do need the help of a joyful someone else to get that first spark ignited. So glad that you have been that for countless people over the years. God has used you to be a blessing!

MosaicMagpie said...

What an insightful poem. The exercise at the end, filling in the blanks, should be an evolving list. As we grow and learn a deeper meaning to so many words and emotions the list would surely change. Great post, KY sister.

LV said...

That sounds like a good program we might all consider. Great job on your post for today.

Peg said...

What a wonderful 'tool' - and a timely reminder as joy and thanksgiving go hand-in-hand as we celebrate God's bounty here in Canada this weekend. Blessings, Peg

Anonymous said...

Joy is taking pictures!
Joy is being with my precious grandkids!
Joy is Life!

Friko said...

Joy is spontaneous, it comes out of the moment when
you open yourself up to it.

Sarah said...

Beautiful post!
Joy is time spent with my husband.
Joy is sharing friendship with others.
Joy is working in the garden.

I could keep on listing. Lots of joy in my life!

Tiffany said...

I love it!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Very inspirational and encouraging, I loved it, thanks for sharing this with us today!

Anvilcloud said...

Joy is a good choice to make as we live our lives. Nicely done.