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Joy in the Morning–Who Brings It?

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 31, 2016

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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “Joy in the Morning–Who Brings It?” by Linda Martin Andersen

Earlier, I posted that my creativity was returning, which brought me great joy.  I included a photo of a few purchases for my kitchen coffee station–a simple joy.


A friend recently gave me a gift for my coffee station.  The dish towel’s message turned my focus from what brought me joy to who brought it.  Please compare the original coffee station set up to my latest one, featuring the new towel.

My earlier post :  What brings you joy in the morning and throughout the day?
Bamboo Coffee Station. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen.

Bamboo Coffee Station. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen.

My latest post:  Who brings you joy? (See photo below)

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Who brings you joy?

Writing Prompts:

  1. Who are the special people in your life who bring you joy?  Name as many as you can.
  2. Sometimes, when I see a young child I smile for no special reason.  Who gives you that kind of joy?
  3. Who lifts your spirits, makes you snap out of a bad mood, and helps your joy return?
  4. Name people who would say you bring them joy.
  5. Who do you believe causes you to feel joy?  The towel in my coffee station states our need for a whole lot of Jesus.   Do you agree?
  6. I praise and thank Jesus for the joy in my life.  How about you?
  7. The towel’s message reminds me of the quote, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”  What does it remind you of?

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16 Responses to “Joy in the Morning–Who Brings It?”

  1. Jinnette said

    The towel really lifted my spirits! I might have to visit your coffee station! Love it! What a wonderful way to wake up each morning!😄😄 Luv, Jinn💕💕 Sent from my iPad


  2. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    What a great comparison! Isn’t it neat how one little thing can help change our focus to something or someone who brings us joy! May God bless you abundantly and fill you with joy!

    Never Give Up

    • Joan,
      I’m glad you liked the comparison of the two posts and the change of focus. I enjoyed sharing this one. Thanks so much for your prayer for blessings and joy for me. I pray that God blesses you with these also!

  3. I love your new towel. What a great gift and reminder. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. godselfie said

    What a wonderful post! Especially the towel part, it is applicable to Ben too. That’s what Ben said, because he loves his coffee too much. Ben & Renee

    • Thanks, Renee. I’m glad you and Ben enjoyed the post, especially the message on the towel. I mostly drink decaf these days, but I do enjoy coffee especially in the morning. I’ll think of you both when I pour my next cup, which will be any minute now. 😉

  5. What a beautiful message Linda! Happy New Year!

  6. Kathleen said

    Linda, your friendship gives me great joy! That towel is perfect😊 Wishing you a blessed New Year. ❤

  7. You always have good comments on your blog, Linda. That towel just makes the coffee spot on your always sparkling counter. I’m glad the creative juices are beginning to flow again, I miss our story exchanges. Lots of love to you, Linda. Sarah

  8. I really enjoyed your coffee towel. Jesus and coffee make a powerful combination! Thanks for sharing.

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