On November 11, 2012 I started writing this blog. I started it with great purpose and hopes that it would help brighten someone’s day, or remind someone of something to help them through a rough time. I am the archetypal storyteller and my friends can vouch for me that I do talk a lot. Well, … More Why “Joyful2beeblogs”?
My home is my place of rest and peace; an expression of my personality and a safe haven from the stresses of the world. I love to travel or just get out of the “house” every day or two. But I am always so thankful to come back home! It is an important part of … More Thankful for Home Sweet Home
I have been so blessed with three of the most adorable, (yes that’s my opinion) grandbabies who are now no longer babies, (well the granddaughter is growing up fast at one-and-a-half). First was L. who is five now and in kindergarten. Here is his photo from when he was a baby. They are each an … More Thankful for My Grandchildren!
I have two sons and daughters for whom I am very thankful. My first son, M was born after a 4 year long wait. He was the center of my life for many years during many rough times and through most of my husband’s health problems. While he was a baby I worked night shift … More Thankful For My Sons and Daughters
I am thankful for my childhood family. Our parents have passed away and joined their ancestors with God/ Spirit/Creator. But we kids still have each other to share memories and support each other. We are all rather scattered across the United States, as are our nieces and nephews, and cousins. But a bond remains through … More Thankful for Family Memories
Everyone knows what a shark is and what it can do. There are sharks on Social Media too. To quote Wikipedia, “A shark is a person who unscrupulously exploits or swindles others.” They lurk in your groups and scope out those who are new or who don’t know them and, as in my case, are … More Hello, Beautiful/Handsome!
When I was 12 years old I noticed I was having trouble seeing the writing on the blackboard in school. I always sat at the front of the class anyway so I didn’t know how long my vision had been declining. But soon the front row seat did not help me see the board clearly any … More Put Your Glasses On And Look
I am thankful for insects as so many are beneficial to our world and to us. But they can be wondrous in their own lives too. Studying and photographing insects bring more interest, joy, understanding, and knowledge to my life. There is a whole different way of life that we don’t always see. From the … More The Joy of Photographing and Studying Insects
This may be a little off topic for fall but with most of the southern part and other parts of our country experiencing cooler weather, I think this topic is at least somewhat appropriate. So bear with me. I think there is a conspiracy by stores to brainwash us. Allow me to explain. Once cold weather … More Soft, Warm and Fuzzy
During the upcoming holiday season our focus turns to our families and all of the preparations and plans of celebrating the holidays with them. My life has been enriched by my family, the families of my original family, my own family and my friend-families. I have many happy memories of holidays from my childhood. My family … More Family, “Gotta Love ‘Em!”