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Share the Joy link up #14

Share the Joy link up #14

What one thing that you can’t change will you let go of today?

Let’s face it, life isn’t perfect. There are always going to be things that we’d prefer to be different and some of those we can change through hard work and perseverance.

But there are some things that we can’t change. Our past, harsh words that have been said to us, the family we were born into, the size of our feet, even as Horatio Nelson famously said, the wind and the weather.

And we worry about them.

But there is a Swedish proverb; “worry gives small things a big shadow”… I love this! So today, let’s try to let go of the things we can’t change, reduce their shadow in our lives and focus on what we CAN change – our attitude to them.

I cannot command wind and weather


Right, on to the link up!

Thank you so much to everyone that joined in last week – the most link ups so far! I’m loving reading all your joyful posts and I hope that sharing the joy brightens your day too.

Don’t forget that all genres are welcome here – new posts or old favourites. Posts that might have made you laugh out loud, opened your heart, raised your spirits or just made you smile!

Sharing my joy


Each week, I’ll pick a favorite post and feature it on the following week’s Share the Joy link up (I’ve also made a  where you’ll find all my favorites in one place).

Betty and the bumps

Last week Beth from Betty and the Bumps shared a beautiful post Time to be grateful which really resonated with me. And I’m delighted that she’ll be guest posting with me here soon too!

This week I’m sharing a post about using POCKET to manage your blog reading like a pro (reading all your fab posts certainly makes me smile!) and an interview with the founder of London eaterie Soupe du Jour including an exclusive giveaway that I hope will fill one lucky reader with joy!

Let’s Share the Joy!

1) Link up posts that have brought you JOY – Writing them might have made you laugh out loud, opened your heart, raised your spirits or just made you smile. All genres are welcome, new posts or old favourites and as many links as you like!

2) Link back to me either by including the Share the Joy badge (below) or a text link back to this Share the Joy linky page in your own post.

3) Please comment on one of my posts and a few others. Let’s Share the JOY through commenting as well as through our posts!

Share the Joy will run for a whole week until the following week’s linky is open, so you’ll never be too late. And don’t forget to tweet me the url to your post using the hashtag #sharethejoylinky so I can retweet it.

Feel free to invite your friends to join in – JOY is always better when it’s shared!

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  1. I’m loving that quote – and the blue skies in the photo – and it’s so true. I’m not a natural worry-er but I’ve family that are and I think it wears them out! Thanks for hosting x
    Stephanie recently posted…Black & White photo: Flint wall

  2. I must say Michelle, I am loving the quotes each week! It’s so true, there is much in life that we simply cannot change. To be truly happy means accepting this and letting go of any associated hurt. Only then will we be able to move on from the pain. Of course this is all far easier said than done, but having been through it all myself I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone and everyone else. Have a wonderful week xxx
    Mummy Tries recently posted…A Blissful Day

  3. I love this opening paragraph. This week is particularly difficult one for me what with 3 major decisions/events happening. I completely get this whole philosophy and despite not being in control of 2 out of 3 of these events and saying it to myself over and over again, I just can’t let go of the worry. Looking forward to reading over some posts x
    Kerri-Ann recently posted…A BIG Week

  4. Oh, my nemesis perfectionism! I need that quote about worry giving small things big shadows taped over my desk!

  5. I agree with Louise, that Swedish proverb is truly profound, and something that I’ll definitely keep in mind when worrying about the small stuff (like the wind and the weather). Thank you for such inspiring words this Monday. Have a fantastic week!
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  6. I love that saying about worrying giving small things a big shadow – will definitely remember that one! Thanks for hosting #sharethejoy :-)
    Louise recently posted…From the mouths of babes #15


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