The Joyful letter J


Wishing you a joyful Saturday. I hope you spend today doing something that makes you happy. 

This morning Mr C and I are enjoying a good visit with old friends…good coffee and good conversation, lots of laughter. Later we’ll be celebrating our son’s birthday with my sisters & brothers-in-law. Good food, good conversation. Laughter – lots of laughter. And cake! Today will be a joyful day from start to finish.

What brings you joy?


 I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday). 

A Special Day and a Special Gift for You!

Today is a special day for two reasons!

First, it is my little sister’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Heidi!


This is my 100th blog post!

Happy 100th blog post to me!

To celebrate writing 100 on-line letters,  I want to give you all a special gift. I’d like you to close your office door, or go into a quiet room with no distractions. Take a glass of wine or cup of tea with you.  Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and simply listen to what is, in my  opinion, the most lovely and moving song ever written or sung. Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turando. Maestro Pavarotti did not sing these words, he sang the music. He WAS the music. When I listen to nessun dorma, my heart fills to bursting and I forget to breathe. It inspires me to create. I hope it inspires you, too.

Please close your eyes and listen, and leave a comment if you also feel inspired by this beautiful music!

Luciano Pavarotti, 12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007. Rest in Peace, Maestro.