Tarot Blog Hop : The Joy of Litha

This time around, our Wrangler has asked that we discuss what we’re joyful about. What lightens you heart? How do you spread joy to others?

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If you’ve dropped by from TABI’s blog, I bid you welcome! I hope that you’re feeling the joy. I blogged recently about what makes me happy, but let me chat a little about how I like to share that joy with others. I like being sociable, I like talking and making people smile. I like being silly with the kids, or getting them on their scooters to have fun in the park.

Five of Vessels Ecstasy
Five of Vessels

I also like writing, sharing images and pictures, dancing around the house with the kids, even the baby will have a little dance, though she hasn’t quite got her balance! (Remind me to capture that on video for you some time soon, okay? 🙂 )

If dancing doesn’t do it for you, what does? For me, gardening is another outlet that makes me happy. I never have a dull moment when I’m clearing the garden, planting things, growing things. I can get engrossed in the garden and I can (and do!) lose hours in there or the allotment.

Major 19 ~ The Sun of Life

I’m not seven any more, my days aren’t that carefree. There’s so much to do, hardly any time in which to do it, but spending time with the family is another thing that makes me happy. The baby is now technically a toddler, “helps” mummy do the laundry and dish washer. Though, she’s more adept at taking things out of the washer than putting them in, bless, she tries and enjoys copying mummy. When she does it with that huge gorgeous smile, it brings me joy. wpid-wp-1403304911571.jpegHow can you not love that gorgeous smile? The Sun of Life is what I feel when she turns that smile on, whether she’s eating, running around, playing with her big brothers or being an inquisitive little lady.

I know today, there will be questions about what we’re doing, where we’re going, who we’re going to see, if we’re going to have lunch out…. I’m expecting the Spanish Inquisition, but hey, it’s a weekend, it’s always Inquisition time with my three!

The plan, for what we have of a plan, is to enjoy the sun, be with friends, explore and enjoy life!

What would happen if you did the same? I hope that spending time with those you call family, brings joy to those around you, to you and to your loved ones this Lithia. For me and mine, we’ll be out, enjoying the sunshine!

Thank you for reading and stopping by. I wonder what brings Ania joy? Click on a link below to find out.

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  1. David Humphreys June 21, 2014 at 15:14

    Hope you and your family are having a stupendous Summer Solstice.

    Now I know what the first two cards are – ‘Five of Vessels’, and ‘The Sun of Life’, but for the life of me, I’m just no familiar with the third card…

    Would it perhaps be called ‘The Joy of Food’ ?? 😉

    • Louise June 21, 2014 at 21:41

      *LOL* The Joy of Food at the Table of the Fool, for sure! 🙂

  2. Joy Vernon June 21, 2014 at 15:20

    I love sun-shiny smiles too! It makes my day just thinking about it!

    • Louise June 21, 2014 at 21:42

      I always smile when I think of her huge sunny smiles, Joy, I really do! Such a happy little baby, if I could bottle it all up and sell it…. 🙂

  3. Chloe June 21, 2014 at 15:50

    That sounds like a pretty blissful day, enjoying the sunshine. And yes, your little one’s smile would light up the day 😀

    • Louise June 21, 2014 at 21:44

      It was a lovely day and the kids enjoyed the company we had planned for today 🙂
      Before we had even parted company, the question of: When can we come back? escaped their lips 😉

  4. Ellen June 21, 2014 at 16:19

    What a wonderful smile she has. I wish you a joyous sunny day together
    “Why?”that’s a word kids never get tired of LOL

    • Louise June 21, 2014 at 21:46

      Oh, the “why” comes in all shapes, sizes and guises! No one told me that! 🙂

  5. Cassandra June 21, 2014 at 18:44

    Life with kids puts a different spin on things for sure!

    • Louise June 21, 2014 at 22:20

      Don’t they just, Cassandra! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Olivia June 21, 2014 at 19:09

    A gorgeous baby!! And I agree with you about gardening – in fact my tomatoes are finally really producing a lot of fruit – this is making me feel rather joyful today! 😀

    • Louise June 21, 2014 at 22:21

      Mine aren’t doing that well this year… My strawberries however…. 😀

  7. Alison June 22, 2014 at 12:20

    Being with family has that effect on me too, Louise – pure joy!

    • Louise June 23, 2014 at 15:27

      I’m glad that’s the case too, Alison! Share the Joy 🙂

  8. alisoncross June 22, 2014 at 16:22

    I particularly love the Page of Food at the end! She’s getting big!!

    • Louise June 22, 2014 at 16:45

      Aye, she is! 16 months now, walking and babbling away like a good un! My very own, infectious, Page of Food!

  9. Karen June 23, 2014 at 11:04

    You’re expecting the Spanish Inquistion? I thought nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition… lol
    Lovely post and most definitely, your young one has a gorgeous smile! 🙂

    • Louise June 23, 2014 at 15:28

      You should only expect it if you have children, Karen, and oh look, I’ve got 3! And yes, she does, doesn’t she? Love her infectious little smile 😀

  10. Christiana Gaudet June 23, 2014 at 15:39

    I really enJOYed learning about what brings joy to you. Your kids are blessed to be growing up in a household that honors joy!

    • Louise June 23, 2014 at 21:21

      Christiana, it’s not easy, all the time, but I try! 😀
      Thank you!

  11. Joanna Ash June 24, 2014 at 03:19

    Your wee’un is soooo cute! What a ball of sunshine:)

    • Louise June 30, 2014 at 12:27

      She is! I think her favourite colour is red…. 🙂

  12. Joanne Sprott June 29, 2014 at 00:09

    Oh, lovely to see that new Joy of Food card. David really nailed that one. She’s just gorgeous. Enjoy all the questions for as long as they last; at some point (usually around age 11), they stop confiding in us parents as much. Nice thing is they tend to “come back to us” in their late twenties or so.

    • Louise June 30, 2014 at 12:26

      Yes, the Page of Food eats as well as her two big brothers, and is already the same height as a koala bear!!
      I shall probably miss the Spanish inquisition when they’re older, it is always the way. You don’t know what you’ve got until you loss it. 🙂

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