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Share the Joy link up #17

Share the Joy link up #17

What ripples do you create in your world?

This week I received not one but two surprise gifts! A packet of pretty wild flower seeds arrived in the post from Carole from Carole Finds Her Wings and one of the first commentors on this blog over four years ago, Mich from Mummy From The Heart, sent me a beautiful necklace with a copper plaque that says, very simply, ‘choose joy’. How perfect is that for me? You can see it

With these very generous gestures Mich and Carole sent out a ripple that touched me and made me smile. I’ll be planting the wildflowers in a big blue pot at the end of our drive and I’ve put the plaque on my grandmother’s gold chain so I can wear it everyday to remind me of my journey to joy this year. Thank you so much ladies!

As bloggers we’re all sending out ripples into the world – sharing our stories, touching others with our words, making them smile, laugh, cry or just letting them know they’re not alone. We may not be changing the world, but we might be changing somebody’s world. And that is a powerful and wonderful thing, don’t you think?

I alone cannot change the world

Guest host

This week I’m delighted to have Stephanie from Life at 139a as my guest co-host so we will be sharing the commenting on your lovely posts!

Stephanie is a lifestyle blogger living in South London who is taking a career break after working for thirty years in the City. She’s a keen gardener who likes to eat what’s she’s grown and has recently taken up cycling on her beloved new old-fashioned bike! She loves to explore, sometimes it’s London, often it’s a National Trust garden and sometimes it’s further afield too. You’ll find stories about all of these, and more with plenty of photographs on her blog Life at 139a.

Stephanie from Life at 139a

Right, on to the link up!

Thank you so much to everyone that joined in last week. I love 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).

Last week a new linker and a fab new blog find for me, Ami from My Mummy Spam, shared such a touching post about her husband, – an important message for any couple! Thank you for linking up Ami and sharing your fab post.

This week I’m sharing my post about a review which saw our eldest peeling vegetables for the first time thanks to Joseph Joseph *proud* and a wonderful guest post from Beth at Betty and the Bumps about living with curly hair. Hope you enjoy them.

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 your one of your hosts’ 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. Ripples are good and I love that mother Theresa quote. Mich x
    Michelle Twin Mum recently posted…

  2. Love the Mother Theresa quote! Thank you for hosting!
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  3. Thanks so much for hosting and inviting me again. :)

  4. That is such a fabulous gesture, and loved the necklace on your Instagram! Thanks for having me again. Hope you join my #FitnessTuesday linky tomorrow 😉

  5. What wonderful gifts to get! They’re a good bunch, bloggers.
    Mrs TeePot recently posted…On Positivity

    • You’re welcome – thanks for linking up :)

    • It is a good one isn’t it – very fitting for us bloggers I think :)

  6. Great quote as always honey. From little acorns and all that… hope you’re having a fab long weekend xx
    Mummy Tries recently posted…Has it Really been 10 Years?

    • Thanks honey and thanks for linking up again x

  7. A lovely sentiment about ripples. It’s always been a goal of mine to create some kind of ripple with my blog. That someway, somehow my experiences with motherhood could help somebody else. Though my humble space in the internet may not seem much to most, I’d like to think that some faction of it will make a difference to someone someday. Thank you for hosting this week, Michelle. And a special welcome to Stephanie as well.
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  8. Just added my link – this is my very first linky! Very excited! I added my first ever blog post, partly because it makes me smile because it was the start of what has been a fabulous adventure and learning experience but also because it’s all about the simple things in life which can bring great pleasure :)

    • Oh wow that’s brilliant Colette – welcome to Share the Joy and thanks ao much for linking up x



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