is for joyance.
While I often make up words because it delights me, joyance is an actual, albeit archaic, noun meaning “joyous feeling, gladness, festivity.”
Isn’t it a wonderful utterance? Joyance, joyance, joyance. To me it feels like joy amped up just a bit so it can’t quite sit still, it has to get up and dance.
For years I’ve said I’ve had my feet on the joy trail, but now I want to claim a new mission. I want to be a whirling dervish ecstatically devoted to joyance.
How fun is that?!
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
I feel like that. And I would love that for everyone else as well.
And because today is my “J” day, I am in joyance about these treasures in my life: journaling, jam of the blueberry lavender variety, Jacob’s ladder wooden block toys, Jupiter my beloved orange cat, and smooth jazz.
Today’s index card for the ICAD challenge features a Hungarian postage stamp of a bird I’m officially declaring to be a bluebird of happiness.
So what about you? Want to be a fellow traveler in the joyance tribe? What thing do you do from your soul? What J things are you enjoying? Have a bluebird story to share? Do tell, you know I love to hear.