is for Jeek
I learned a new word this weekend. Jeek is the treasure found while geocaching. While I’ve never been geocaching, I do recognize a delightful word when I hear one, and jeek is just that. And I also believe it’s up to us to create the language we like, so I’m totally claiming jeek and defining it as treasure. No geocaching necessary.
Dear Jeek –
Oh how delighted I am to have met you! You tickle my tongue and make my heart smile. You know I’m on a mission to have only treasures in my life, and that alone would make you a welcome companion. But besides that you bring a sense of joy and playfulness, and invitation to welcome the surprise and delight of all that treasure brings with it. You breathe a sense of fun into the very idea of treasure! Which is of course something I want all my treasures to hold. You are treasure lightened up. You are dancing in the woods treasure; tiptoeing in the moon treasure; secret messages hidden in secret pockets treasure. You are unexpected cinnamon in the coffee; ice crystals flashing rainbow colors in the sunlight; perfect songs popping up at just the right moment. You make me remember that everyday can be the best day ever because you are all around and we just have to keep our eyes peeled. Jeek, Jeek, Jeek I’m in love with you!
And speaking of jeek, what do you think of this jeweled heart that made its way into my life in all its sparkly goodness? Bonus points because it opens up as well.
Given my lovely new golden heart, I think Neil Young’s Heart of Gold is the perfect song for today’s playlist. I like this 2011 Farm Aid version because family farmers are our country’s treasures as well.
Now I’m passing the jeek o’meter to you. What are you treasuring right now? Ever been geocaching? Have a song to suggest for my treasures playlist? Do you have a collection of heart icons/Milagros/images? Do tell – you know I love to hear.