ThE BeSt Of 2014…JoY…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.

Well, do you have any fun,

exciting plans for New Years Eve?


As 2014 draws to an end, I can’t help but reflect back on the past 12 months.

And, notice that through it all…

there were many opportunities to experience a sense of Joy in the world.

These reflections begin with last January, when for some reason I had decided to choose the word “JOY” as my word for the year.

However, what I wasn’t aware of at the time was that by doing this…

I would become fully aware that experiencing Joy is a daily choice.

I guess that’s just how things work…you think of something, or as Oprah would say…”you put it out into the universe” and things start their own cosmic motion, and dance.

I had found this little Christmas decoration that had “Joy” written on it…

and decided to take a variety of photos which I’d place at the end of each Marcia’s Cottage posts.

Somewhere along the way, I also felt compelled to begin cleaning out closets,

and giving away those things that were just taking up space in our home.

Then, it seems as if I used that same energy to start setting new priorities on how, and where I spent my time each day.

The more I cleaned, and edited closets (and life) I discovered I actually had more time to enjoy/participate in those activities which were in better alignment with how I wanted to live.

By mid summer, I had cleared away many things, and I suppose this was when I started embracing that living a life with less..was actually more fulfilling. 

Sigh, of course now I’m so curious how your own experiences were in 2014…perhaps you too did a little cleaning out, and are able to notice the Joy in things that weren’t apparent at the time.

Well, I certainly hope so, because I’d love nothing more than for you to journey along with me into the New Year, with an adventurous spirit. Shall we open our hearts…and say “yes” to a year of wonderful possibilities.. I’m ready. How about you? ..okay then…what are we waiting for. ..let’s go!


Blessings on your adventure…

Love & Joy,


1. An Adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.

1. engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory.


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