Comments on: Preparing for Joy http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:29:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Alicia http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-508736 Alicia Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:22:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38037#comment-508736 The moment that I read the phrase I knew this describes my type of joy. I can’t relax when things are out of place or I’m not prepared. But what nice sentiment to think that just a little preparation can allow me to be ready for joy! Thanks for sharing.

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By: Karen http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-508407 Karen Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:22:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38037#comment-508407 I saw that piece from Thomas Keller and it got me thinking as well. I love applying the concept of preparation to joy. This year I chose “prepare” as my “one little word” – an Allie Edwards project. (More about it here: http://aliedwards.com/one-little-word.) In January I had a strong feeling that I needed to prepare for something (or perhaps several things). I was thinking about emergency preparedness or always being ready to learn, or have people over – simple stuff like that. After the unexpected death of my brother, the word has taken on a new meaning for me. Now I feel like I need to figure out how to prepare to live the rest of my life. Preparing for joy sounds deliberate but when joy feels fleeting, or it’s hard to find, being ready for it when it happens is all the more import. Thanks for your post!

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By: Meg http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-508355 Meg Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:12:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38037#comment-508355 I think being prepared takes away a lot of stress which leaves us to enjoy more fully any experience. I love planning trips–everything from where we’ll go to the activities we’ll do. And sometimes it takes away the spontaneity but it also allows us to figure out how to use our time more wisely, especially when its a short trip. Of course I also try to include some flexibility so that we may find some adventures along the way.

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By: Sandra http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-508188 Sandra Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:49:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38037#comment-508188 I think we prepare for joy like we prepare for luck. The former is an attitude preparation so that we can be able to see the situation when it arrives. And the latter is a skill preparation so that we are ready to “pounce” when the opportunity arises.

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By: Stacy Lienemann http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-507629 Stacy Lienemann Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:44:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38037#comment-507629 I love this. A friend of mine told me that she now looks forward to making her bed because she knows what joy she will have coming into her bedroom and seeing her bed looking comfy, luxurious, and inviting. A different mindset can really make chores a pleasure instead of a burden.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-507560 Amy Hackworth Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:14:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38037#comment-507560 Amanda, what a beautiful sentiment, beautifully shared! I’m going to cultivate my own “gentle moss.” Thank you!

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/preparing-for-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-507520 Amanda Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:27:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38037#comment-507520 Mise en place makes a lot of sense, but I also believe in a similar approach with our spirit. If we have ourselves in a place where we can accept and believe in joy, rather than seeing imperfections, I believe the way is paved with a kind of gentle moss. It is easy beneath your feet and pliable enough to change as needed.

Love!

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