Joy, Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Unconfined Joy and Blistered Feet

Ah…This gem reminds me of nights my friends and I spent at the local disco back in my college days.

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;

No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet

To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Joy was definitely unconfined even when we stumbled on blistered feet across the parking at 2 a.m. to the local pancake house. We needed to refuel for the walk back to the dorms. I miss those plate-size pancakes smothered in blueberries and drowned in maple syrup then washed down with endless cups of coffee.

Now at 2 a.m. you might find me stumbling on bunion feet to the bathroom. 😀

Have a great weekend and may your joy be unconfined whether you are dancing or just walking around the block.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog

Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Letters

These quotes are good reasons for continuing to write letters. A handwritten note among the bills and junk mail brings joy to the recipient.

Enjoy these quotes and may at least one, encourage you to write a letter.

May God bless you with many joyful blessings this week.

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.  

Phyllis Theroux

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. 

Lord Byron

What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp. 

Author Unknown

And none will hear the postman’s knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?

W.H. Auden

Or don’t you like to write letters.  I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something. 

Ernest Hemingway

Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.  

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe