Illustration – Joy

“Really, for a man who had been out of practice for so many years, it was a splendid laugh, a most illustrious laugh.”

– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Scrooge.
– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

While creating this illustration, I thought a lot about joy, and here are my conclusions;

If we were to only experience joy purely dependent on that from outside ourselves, it could be quite meager at times. It seems the secret of joy is that it is real substance, and something we choose and can experience in a moment, especially during challenges. This year along with the holiday baking, try this recipe (it’s a favorite.)

You will need your imagination, so dust it off and give it a go.
Imagine a small mixing bowl, your favorite wooden spoon, and a set of measuring spoons before you.
In the bowl, add 2 tbsp’s of your deep, heartfelt gratitude. Stir the gratitude until you are really feeling it.
Next, add 1 tsp of magic (magic is a mix of wonder and infinite possibilities). Continue stirring and breath slowly and deeply, a tingling will begin.
Add 1 tbsp of love. Now smile for no reason at all, this ignites the mix to bubble.
Continue smiling and stirring as joy begins to mingle around and within you – and there it is!
Works for me every time.

JOY
Merry Christmas

    1. Hello Wendy!! Thank you so much, I’m delighted for your message and to hear from you! 🎁 Happy cooking😁❤️

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    1. Thank you Cindy! And Happy Holidays to you and yours as well! 🎁🎅🏻❤️☮️⭐️😁

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  1. A beautiful recipe Liza, and may its flavor grow richer the more we stir. Thank you very much for the gift. and may its flavor enrich you in its love. Merry Christmas kind lady, enjoy your cooking 🤣❤️🙏🏽🦋🎅🏽🦌🕊🎄🎁⛄️

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    1. Mark, what a wonderful and lovely message and gift, it’s like a blessing of love and joy, and I thank you. ❤️☮️🎁🎅🏻⭐️🎉

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