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Joy: From the Ground Up

Joy To The World June 1, 2013

I caught my mom listening to Christmas music today. There it was mixed in with the normal tunes of Phillip Phillips, Dido and Norah Jones. There’s no place like home (for the holidays). Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Sleigh Ride. I’ll Be Home for Christmas. That’s right, folks, all the classics joined the Christmas party. In June.Merry Christmas in June!

At first I was concerned, and thought perhaps she was confused by the really long winter/non-existent spring we’ve had around here. But we’ve had our fair share of randomly beautiful days too, so that couldn’t be it. My next thought was that something must be wrong at that place called work. But her job changed for the better a few months ago and the result was a much happier (not to mention more well-rested) version of herself. So it can’t be that. In my little doggie mind, I found myself making a mental checklist of anything else that might be awry with her, and nothing made sense.

That’s when I realized I was breaking one of my cardinal rules. Your resident optimistic pooch was assuming the negative before considering the positive. Maybe nothing is wrong at all, I realized. Maybe the music is actually reflective of her joyful mood.

At second glance, there is a way about her that exudes happiness as she hums along. Fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la! (Silly me, thinking the worst.) I’m not sure what’s got her so giddy, but I sure do like seeing her this way. That’s got to be among my favorite things about joy: it’s so contagious. It may not be wrapped up in pretty paper and bows, but it doesn’t need to be. She’s happy, so I’m happy, so I’m sharing it with you. Merry Christmas in June.


27 Responses to “Joy To The World”

  1. scrapydo Says:

    Good you changed from negative to positive! Here we also have Christmas in June!

  2. huntmode Says:

    I like that your forever Mom is exuding happiness. Lovely, Wiles!

  3. Lyn Says:

    Christmas for us here in Oz is in the middle of summer. Imagine cooking turkey, ham, chicken and all the trimmings in 100+ degree heat. But we do it, year after year. We also have Christmas in July so we can have a little taste of a “white Christmas” even if it doesn’t snow. So, Merry Christmas every day dear Wiley xx

    • It never ceases to amaze me how different things are for some of my closest friends who are so far away. I’m so excited for you having Christmas coming up so soon! Merry Christmas every day to you too, dear friend!

  4. Joy is joy! You’re smart to lean into it without question. Wiley. It definitely IS contagious! Particles of it absolutely float in the air. It’s even spreading over to ME! Breathe it in and enjoy it.

    Love and licks,

  5. Nikitaland Says:

    Some times you just need to do things that make you happy! If Christmas music does it, although Phillip Phillips would do just fine, then dance around the room and have a joyous heart. Life is too short to be negative.

  6. Cat Forsley Says:

    You are such a happy one πŸ™‚ totally love the optimism πŸ™‚
    that’s what i stand for too πŸ™‚
    pawsome to meet you x Cat xx

  7. Marcie Says:

    You rock that Christmas music! I tend to break it out mid-way through the year as well. There’s just something uplifting about it! πŸ™‚

  8. Dianna Says:

    Hi, there, Wiley! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and liking some of my posts. Sundae and I are pleased to meet you!

  9. Hi Wiley,

    This is a lovely post and I like the idea of Christmas in June! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following, too! I’ll follow you, as well, and Copper says, “Woof!”

    Lauren πŸ™‚

  10. Wiley, Granny is also always singing Christmas carols during the year. Happy Christmas in June to you too πŸ™‚

  11. Basil Says:

    Merry Christmas right back at ya!

  12. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    Is there really ever a “wrong” time to listen to Christmas music?

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