Monday, September 13, 2010

Guest Artist: Joyce

Hi Everyone--

I would like to introduce you to Joyce...First, she is wonderful. And second, she has been making teddy bears for over 20 years!

So, you may wonder what special message might be contained within the picture of a teddy bear...I will tell you what it is: Part of the purpose of life is to have JOY and FUN.

It’s wonderful to giggle with a friend over a cup of hot chocolate, enjoy the rustle of fall leaves under our feet, play a game of tag with the wind at the beach--those are all intrinsic parts of the wonder of life.

I thought that this picture would help you get in touch with “the child within.” In fact, have you ever noticed sometimes how on spiritual blogs (including my own) sometimes things sound SO serious? Well, I have! And life is serious, but it has special, whimsical moments too.

Joyce, thank you for reminding us of that whimsy and inviting us to enjoy all the special and light moments that come our way.

One more thing I need to ask: For those "prayer warriors" out there, please pray for a man named Al who just had a heart attack and needs our prayers...thank you so much.



  1. Cindy~

    How true! Something that I learned while studying and in group settings was that so many people did not get to be children when they were children let alone know how to let go as adults. And its so important and fun too. I am going to make a point to let go today and have a little fun... Maybe I will go grab those grandchildren of mine and let them show me the way. Thanks Cindy!


  2. You know how I love teddy bears Cindy, a wonderful happy picture and I agree, we must find a little humour in our lives. I've certainly found some lately!
    June xx

  3. Hi Cindy,

    Thank you so much, what a wonderful surprise when we saw Zack on your Blog. Mom didn't know what we were chattering about, we were so excited our words sorta got jumbled. Giggle. So we did the next best thing, pointed to the puter. (o:

    We just want to bring a smile and giggle to those who just might need a little "escape" from the real world.

    HOH (Heaps of Hugs)
    Prudence & Sissy
    (and of course, Mom too)

  4. I'm so grateful for all the prayer warriors on blogger. Thanks for reminding us to incorporate humor....giggles are important. (smile)

  5. Praying for Al. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. (a wonderful hymn)
    Still praying for you and your man.
    Ocala, Fla

  6. How adorable - I LOVE teddy bears best of all - even have a teddy as one of my Webkinz Stuffed animals. :) And, of course, my grandkids have a ton as well. We are BEARY happy with all our sweet bears and BEARY much loving yours and BEARY happy to hear your sweet husband is doing better! Praise GOD! Praying for Al and y'all! :)

  7. I agree sometimes we are too serious and just need to share the little joys and laughter of friends and family.

  8. The bear is beautifully made, I love the joyfulness about him!!!
    I love the word "giggle", it makes me

  9. hi Cindy
    just got up from my 2nd nap of the morning.
    only way aback does not hurt too much is laying down. sitting really kills it. bummer, since i 2ould love to be sitting at computer. =)
    sweet post
    prayed for Al.

    hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

    PS how is your guy doing?? and you??

  10. What a darling little bear. I love teddy bears especially the little ones.....
    Hope you are having a great day.

  11. LOVE this cute bear, yellow car and all. I agree about things getting too serious spiritually at times. I have come to enjoy the Rednesday meme at Sue's blog, It's a Very Cherry World so much. I hop from blog to blog seeing all the beautiful reds and catch myself smiling week after week. We need that balance. I think it's why I'm such a big movie fan. Gotta have balance. Although I must admit I tend to like the ones that make me cry. :(

    Oh, reminds me, glad you liked One True Thing. For some reason, that movie speaks volumes to me. I won't give too much away, but I love the transition that takes place in her daughter. I also love how Meryl is so full of joy and contented in caring for her family. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when they walk down the street on Halloween. Anywho, glad you liked it.

  12. Joyce's bears are so sweet as well as Joyce. She is the one that told me about your blog. I am so glad that she did.

    I hope you and your husand are doing better. There have been a lot of heart attacks going around.

    I will your friend Al up in prayer to our Heavenly Father.

    Hugs and many blessings to you.