What brings you joy in life?

135 responses to “What brings you joy in life?”

    1. Great post! I love how you have a little slow dance in the mornings 馃槉

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  1. Isn’t it hilarious that things that are supposed to bring joy are hard work?

    Joy In Life

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  2. […] Note: The Bloganuary prompt for 5 January 2023 is What Brings You Joy In Life? Connecting with others and spending time with […]

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  3. I’m looking forward to all these posts that’ll be rolling in throughout the day.
    Here is mine: https://issababycreates.com/2023/01/05/bloganuary-my-joy/

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      1. Thanks!

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  4. #Bloganuary #5 January #joy #love #humanity
    Hi all!
    This beautiful prompt “What brings you joy in life.’ brought a smile on my face.
    It reminded me of my post graduate days ,when standing on the podium for my farewell speech ,I was asked the same question.What brings joy in your life?
    With a beaming smile ,I promptly replied …. We feel overwhelmed by a number of things in life ,they surprise us and come at unexpected times and we are overjoyed. As a student may be good score ,a handsome package being offered could being joy,however I firmly believe ,joy lies in small things.We keep running around to find opportunities to celebrate and be happy ,while we forget its just a state of mind.Isn’t every moment worth celebration? I further believe the joy that materialistic things provide is far far insignificant infront of joy you get by helping someone ,by bringing a smile on someones face,probably by not doing anything but by just being there for someone.
    One must strive for joy that lasts and gives you an opportunity to celebrate yourself
    This is what I replied in 2006.

    Today when I am answering the question again in 2023,I feel joy is a state of mind. What you think ,you become. I really feel small things today bring joy to me.
    One day as I was buying some stationary ,I met a school going boy ,around 7 years of age ..,was standing at the store and searching his pockets.Curiously,I asked him what is the matter ? He said he brought a 5 rupees coin along with him,to buy a drawing sheet ,but isn’t able to find it now.He was literally in tears ,so I offered him the money to buy the sheet.He brought it and asked where ,I lived. After 2 days ,the bell rang and I went to open the door and found that boy standing at the door with the coin in his hand.He insisted and returned back the money and went back.Today as I think of it ,it brings joy that ,I could help him out of that difficult situation .
    Not trying to brag about myself,but everytime I think about it ,I feel happy.
    2021 has been a difficult year for me ,I was Covid positive and isolated. Since ,I am an educator so like me ,number of my student and their family members were also affected during the Second wave

    Our institution had started a program to reach out and help such students and their families. I got a call from one of my students mom ,stating that both the husband and wife are covid positive and the boys(they have 2 sons) are at home but we have no one to help with food and other things. Unfortunately by the time ,I received the call the delivery boys had already left to deliver supplies to the affected families.
    I tried finding a local meal provider for the day for the family and sent them food and medicines. The next day onwards my institution took care of their needs.
    I can’t express in words how thankful I was to God almighty to give me strength to be of help to someone.
    It’s genuinely not about the money or resources you can spend but honestly being available or just being there for others gives me immense joy and happiness.

    The prompt made me nostalgic and I went down the memory lane.
    Cheers to life!

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  5. Going to new places! New places, more sights and sounds, new friends made along the way! http://aka-gringita.com/2023/01/05/december-17-at-sea-last-day-onboard-the-ruby-princess/

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  6. I get joy from every performance

    What Brings Joy Into My Life?

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  7. Photography brings joy to me.
    Here is my post for today.
    https://sethmcallister.com/2023/01/making-time-stand-still/

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    1. Your pictures are beautiful. I recently found some 110 film from my high school days. I’m going to send it to be developed. Hopefully the film is not ruined.

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    1. Hahahha. Next to the garbage. Nobody hangs around the garbage area.

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  8. The cleaning lady helped me out here!

    Being Joyful

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    1. Me time is always good 馃槉

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  9. […] Bloganuary Challenge asks the question “What brings you joy in life?”In a nutshell: my family, my hobbies […]

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  10. […] Written for Bloganuary prompt 5: What is something that brings you joy in life? […]

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  11. Hi, there.
    Maybe a complex blog post, but here is my contribution for #Bloganuary post

    That My Joy may be Full

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  12. What brings you joy in life.

    I love to run (jogging), it makes me feel myself and my body. The head becomes empty only feelings of happiness.
    I also love to ski in the mountains. The snow covers the earth. Now everything is bright and glistens in the sun. Although I realize, for nature these ski lifts are not useful. I close my eyes and enjoy the power of the mountains and wish for many more years with snow, despite climate change. (Isy from Germany)

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  13. Here’s my post for today’s prompt, “What brings you joy?”

    Bloganuary 2023: Jan. 5

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  14. Things that make me feel joyful 馃槉鉂o笍
    Bloganuary response –

    Bloganuary 2023 : Things that add joy to my life 馃槉鉂o笍

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  15. Good afternoon everyone,
    Here is my little bundle of joy in life…

    Bloganuary, Jan 5th 2023


    Have great day, all 馃檪

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  16. Morning, everyone! I had trouble finding the email. Anyone else who didn’t get it? I just signed up again. Here is my contribution: little things.

    Little things

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  17. I loved this prompt and I enjoyed writing this post. https://vanajashankar.in/2023/01/05/what-brings-me-joy-in-life/

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    1. You write beautifully. Your words are so descriptive, they paint lovely pictures.

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      1. Thanks so much for the encouragement.

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  18. There is more joy in this world than we too often allow. Love brings me joy, especially for my children. Music brings joy. I can’t imagine not having it in my life.
    https://fromfaminetofeast-eatingdisordersandrecovery.com/2023/01/05/ive-got-that-joy-joy-joy-joy-down-in-my-heart/

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  19. Ohhhh, I loved this prompt. So much I decided to write my post in the middle of the day as opposed to waiting until the evening. hahahaha

    Here it is: https://rossana.blog/ode-to-joy/ hope you like it

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  20. The goodness around us. That鈥檚 what brings me joy.

    Joy bringer

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  21. […] the moment, getting rid of this flu would bring me joy the most. It’s getting better, but it’s not finished yet. Flu takes a lot out of you. […]

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  22. A list of not less than ten things that bring me joy, and because gratitude is a great source of joy in itself! https://whispersofaphoenix.com/2023/01/05/bloganuary-2023-day-5-what-brings-you-joy-in-life/

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  23. Scuba diving brings me the most joy in life. Most dives are stressless and along the way, you can observe nature in its purest form.

    https://scubahanknyc.com

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  24. […] for聽WordPress bloganuary: Joy聽. AI Digital Art is mine and created using Midjourney’s bot (v4). Image and poem 漏Misky 2022 […]

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  25. […] love today’s Bloganuary prompt for the simple reason that it sparks joy in me. 馃檪 The prompt comes at an opportune time in my […]

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  26. This was a really hard one. What do you do when you don鈥檛 experience joy?

    What Really Matters

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  27. I loved this prompt! Writing my response brought me joy today.

    What brings you joy in life? Bloganuary 5

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  28. Sharing the simple and not so simple things that bring me joy – https://damidowu.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/what-brings-me-joy/

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    1. Here’s what brings joy to the different sides of me:

      The engineer is happy when a piece of code she writes works well without bugs, the wife, daughter, sister is happy when she spends time at home with people who love her, the chef is happy when her experimental dishes are a success, the blogger is happy when kind, random strangers tell her they liked and connected with her post, the photographer is happy when she gets a perfect click and some amazing feedback from friends and family, the foodie is happy with anything and everything that satiates her taste buds, the wanderer is happy when she travels and explores.

      I鈥檓 happy and I know it – Bloganuary 2023

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  29. […] What brings you joy in聽life? […]

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  30. Tetyana Skrypkina Avatar
    Tetyana Skrypkina

    My blog post on what brings me joy 馃檪

    https://teachingisfun.net/bloganuary_day-5/

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  31. Sorry for the last-minute rush (had to make a spelling correction).

    Bloganuary #5

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  32. Ok I鈥檓 ready to see what brings y鈥檃ll joy ! Here鈥檚 mine 馃檪
    http://beyourownsunshinee.ca/?p=4459

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  33. A great prompt! I’ve collated what bings me joy and backtracked with a word or two on the other prompts so far this month.

    What brings me JOY? #Bloganuary

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  34. Joy is the result of struggle. Of the goals we reach, of our achievements. And she’s out there.

    https://josivandroavelar.com.br/o-que-te-traz-alegria-na-vida/

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  35. [The words in quotes are from 鈥淚 Wandered Lonely as a Cloud鈥 by William Wordsworth. I first read this poem in college, and loved it. It鈥檚 still my favorite poem.]

    What Brings Me Joy

    Fields filled with swaying grasses, splashed with wild flowers, and hugged by trees are my joy. I wandered through those kinds of fields as a child when I lived in southern Wisconsin. And now, I wander along those kinds of fields when I visit my mother in Michigan and walk her dog.

    Those fields are to me what William Wordsworth鈥檚 鈥渉ost of golden Daffodils鈥 were to him.

    For even when I am absent from those fields, they can 鈥渇lash upon that inward eye / Which is the bliss of solitude, / And then my heart with pleasure fills, / And dances [not] with the Daffodils,鈥 for those belong to Wordsworth. My heart dances with the swaying grasses, for those belong to me.

    To see photos of the fields at my mother’s click here: https://writingnearthelake.org/2023/01/05/bloganuary-post-for-january-5-what-brings-me-joy/

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  36. Here’s my entry. Thanks.

    Bloganuary – Prompt No. 5

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  37. […] In the meantime, I realized that today’s #bloganuary prompt fit in well with my humorous theme: What brings you joy in life? […]

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  38. Today’s Bloganuary prompt was a lot of fun to answer! Here I write about the healing power of our favorite things, and the joy that my blog brings me: https://kaylcastle.com/2023/01/05/bloganuary-5-what-brings-me-joy/

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  39. […] What brings you joy in聽life? […]

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  40. We all desire it, seek it, but few obtain it. My thoughts on today’s prompt.

    Joyful, Joyful

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  41. Today’s Post on What brings me joy.

    The Joy of Sheep

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  42. […] Joy. A simple word, yet it carries a whole lot of weight in it for far too many people are constantly in search of joy and many fail to find it as often as they should. I think the fault lies in having great expectations and waiting for things that are exceptionally good before they can have some iota of pleasure. […]

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  43. So much brings joy, thank you Lord! So grateful to God!

    Bloganuary05: What brings you joy in life?

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  44. After Covid, I find myself enjoy little things daily in such appreciation.
    https://uheott.com/bloganuary-5-23-joy-in-life/

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  45. Whoa! I got so carried away with pounding out a Bloganuary post daily and keeping my other projects going I forgot to share what I wrote for this prompt. So, here we go:

    A Joy to Behold

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  46. Hello friends, here’s my little efforts. Hope you will like it.

    What brings you joy in life?

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  47. I have joy in working for a team of people who are sweet and care for each other and what they do:

    Rooting for My Team

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  48. I love how these prompts forces me out of my comfort zone and to take moments of stillness to think. Thankfully I have lots of things that bring me joy in life, these are 12 of them

    Bloganuary #5 – What brings you joy in life?

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  49. […] Bloganuary Day 5: What brings you joy in life? […]

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  50. List to make you joy.
    Check this out

    List To Make You Joy

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  51. Love all the reads above. Here’s mine.
    https://roopmalikk. WordPress. Com/2023/01/07/bloganuary -prompt-5

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  52. Here is my post for “What brings you joy in life?” : https://rebeccascreative.ca/2023/01/07/bloganuary-day-5/

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  53. Joy: refreshing and real


    I know I am late, but these are my thoughts on joy.
    Joy should not be watered down!

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  54. I am a little late to this challenge, but this one sparked a different kind of post for me! https://dannify.com/2023/01/09/simple-joys/

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  55. […] to the聽Bloganuary prompt聽for […]

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  56. […] What brings you joy in life? […]

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  57. Underwater macro photography and videography are both bringing a lot of joy to my life. It is challenging to shoot tiny creatures underwater. You have to research location, save money and travel to the location, and master your dive and photography equipment. However, it is rewarding to see the fruits of my labor once I capture an image.

    Currently, my favorite ambush predator is the Crocodile Snake Eel found in Indonesia.

    The Mighty Crocodile Snake Eel

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  58. httphttps://storyofmylifemomandwife.com/2023/01/15/bloganuary-dag5/s://storyofmylifemomandwife.com/2023/01/15/bloganuary-dag5/

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