I saw today’s prompt and I started to think – what makes me jump for joy? Actually, I don’t jump – if I did, it would probably set off something that would result in a tsunami! However, my heart does jump (it does a lot of other tricks too, but I’m not telling!) and there’s several things that can set it off.
My heart jumps for joy when I receive gestures of love from my husband and family, friends and yes, even from Pablo.
It jumps for joy when I have accomplished something as simple as cooking a good meal, writing a good post or doing a good turn for another.
My heart jumps for joy when I hear a particular song or a piece of music that reminds of someone or some event.
When I read a story of triumph over handicaps or the heroism of a simple person, my heart jumps for joy.
A quiet time of reflection and prayer – when wisdom comes – when forgiveness is received – when forgiveness is given – and when I know that I am loved unconditionally by God – that’s when my heart jumps for joy!
I am grateful that I experience such moments of joy in my day to day life.
What makes you jump for joy?
May you be inspired – every day!
I love this post, because I don’t jump either. (For me it would be more like jump and sprawl, due to some balance issues…) As you say, for those of us who cannot jump, our hearts are still moved by certain elements of this world. Good music makes me jump for joy inside, and random acts of kindness are much the same…which is why I get so excited by blog comments – people caring enough to join me on this journey is remarkable.
My heart jumps for joy at the fact that I have been fortunate enough to be permitted to get this far in life – thank you, Lord!
@Casey B Thank you for sharing. I’m so happy to be connected with you and be a part of your journey, Casey. May you continue to find joy in all you do.
Almost all the very things you have mentioned Corinne.Nice post.
I jump when I see small-small incidents where God has been kind to be 🙂
@privytrifles Yes, that God can be so bothered about the details of our life is a cause for joy.
I do actually ‘jump’ for joy — haha! And clap!!
Capturing an amazing photo makes me jump for joy, as does an unexpected twist of humor or insight…
@DangerousLinda I can picture you doing that, Linda and I’m smiling at the picture!
Corinne, YOU truly make me jump for joy! I feel as though I found a kindred spirit on the other side of the world and we are fortunate enough to have found each other via the Internet. True soul connections – they make me jump for joy!
@Elizabeth Young I’m so touched by your comment. Yes we are so blessed to be connected. Hopefully, we can meet someday and jump for joy together, Elizabeth!
Writing a good story always makes my heart sing and if I get it down in a poem, then I am soaring.
@BrendaMoguez Then you must be jumping for joy all the time with all the good stories and poems you write, Brenda.
@CorinneRodrigues Hugs, Corinne..
I’m with Linda, getting that perfect shot makes me jump for joy, also when my husband pulls in the driveway my heart jumps and a smile appears, I am blessed with so many things that make my heart jump for joy, the 3 kids that live with me when they smile and run to my arms, the kitties and puppy when I get home and they all greet me with love…so many more. Great post Corinne.
@jovane4685 I can imagine how much a good photograph would make for a joyful moment for you, Jan. And children and animals do make us jump for joy.
I enjoyed reading this. I also am glad to learn what EG is. I feel the same way and jump for joy for the same reasons you do. I love seeing someone do something nice for someone without being asked, seeing my husband after a long day of work or when he sits and looks at a card I made and offers his opinion and advice. The daily small stuff all add up to the big stuff.
Thank you, Winnie. I like what you said – the small things do add up. I’m trying to find a link to your blog/site.
Corinne, you could have been describing me exactly! I especially jump for joy when God inspires me from scripture and gives me a story to share on Meditations of my Heart. Experienced that just moments ago!
Blessings to you!
@marthaorlando Inspiration is definitely a cause for joy and I’m sure you’re joyful very often through the day.
Corinne, great post! I would have to say that most anything positive in my life causes me to ‘jump for joy’. I am so very thankful for everything, even the negative aspects of life. It is the negativity that shows me just how very lucky I am to have what I do, and be where I am ☺
@hudakcollins That’s exactly why I admire you so much – you can see beauty and positivity in everything, Mary.
beautiful post!!! I smiled when you said about the tsunami. I use that same thing talking about myself 🙂
I can jump of joy when I receive an email from someone I love, a text message, a comment 🙂
@nikky44 So we better not jump together 😉 Yes, a message of any sort from a loved one is always a time for joy.
Everyday we (my nieces and I), jump for joy LOL! It’s really wonderful having kids around. They actually make me younger not only at heart but also physically 😛
Another cause of delight are surprises and good news like… holidays :P, love messages from friends, great food 😉 answered prayers, a visit to the BS :), inspiring homilies and really good reads 😀
@MelissaTandoc Children do have a way of helping us to be more joyful.
PS: Thank you for sharing. I’m wondering what the strange sign next to your name is – and it’s a link. Wonder what that is?
I didn’t really jump for joy, but I sat for joy today! After a very very busy week, I had some free time this afternoon. The weather was lovely, so I made a cup of tea and sat in the back yard reading a novel. I was full of joy!
@galenpearl Sitting for joy is just as wonderful. Glad you enjoyed your afternoon, Galen.
My heart leaps for joy when I see the sun rising over the treeline outside my window and my senses are enveloped with its warm embrace.My heart jumps for joy when I’m out in the woods with my kids and watch them run with light-hearted ease along the river’s edge.
@JessicaMokrzycki Thanks for sharing, your sentences felt like poetry to me, Jess.
Simple things really, a good meal, happy times with my family, a nice thoughtful gesture, affection and even a new flower in my small garden. I maintain a gratitude journal and reading that makes me so happy, I feel truly blessed
@RituLalit It’s always the simple things that bring the most joy, don’t they, Ritu? Remembering to be grateful is a double blessing I think.
what a lovely post. These days not many things are making me jump with joy. But a nice book, meeting a good friend, being with Nature and a romantic dinner with hubby all make me happy.
I understand and thank you for sharing.
reminds me of http://xs2rahulz.blogspot.in/2012/02/i-m-very-happy-today.html
@xs2rahulz Thank you.
I jump for joy when I am reading an inspiring blog or a book, when my daughter laughs, when I send a message of thanks, when I swim in the deep waters, and go for long walks in the trees, and watch old albums and when I meet my friends !
@G Angela I can imagine you jumping, and clapping your hands with glee, Janet. 🙂
I jump for joy when I am moved by someone getting good news! I feel their excitement and want to celebrate with them! Makes me feel good just thinking about it!
@JodiAman Lovely, Jodi!
I jump for joy when I can get through a day without anyone asking a single thing of me!
@styler1 Thanks for sharing, Sandra.
My wife coming into my office in the morning to say good morning and to share a kiss.
Cooking a meal that others really like!
Seeing a good image through my cameras len
Producing a great image in post production!!
Seeing and hearing a child laugh
and at this point a little to much salt lol
@JimBrandano Just beautiful – thanks for sharing. Yes, I know how much of a treasure a pinch of salt can be when you’re on a salt-free/ reduced diet!
I love this post. I’m simple in what makes me jump for joy. I like coffee, but it has to be really, really good coffee. I also enjoy my backyard animal friends like my squirrels and birds. It’s such a joy watching their antics. I also love the feel and look of a journal and a juicy pen. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
@LisaMarie777 Coffee, a journal and a juicy pen sounds like heaven! Someday I hope to visit your backyard!
Your heart is full of joy, because it is full of love Corinne. I can see your heart in your writing.
So many things make me jump for joy. Sometimes it’s as simple as hearing a cute story about my grandson and knowing that my daughter and son-in-law are such good parents. Other times, the view of the sunset bidding farewell fills me with a feeling of peaceful joy and trust in the universal order of things.
Nice post Corinne. Thanks.
@Myrna I so appreciate what you said. I know how authentically you write – it makes me feel so connected to you and if you can see ‘me’ in my posts, I’m thrilled – another jump for joy moment.
The freedom to follow my passion.
Doing good deeds for others
Completing a challenge
Giving love and receiving love.
I’ll keep thinking!
@cathymbeebe Thank you for sharing, Cathy. Beautiful sentiments.
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My dear Corinne,
I love the way you expressed that the heart can jump for joy. Even though this life has more pain than happiness…we all have moments when we can enjoy the true beauty of happiness. LOVE makes my heart leap with endless joy. Thanks for sharing my friend.
–I love the things you find joy from, Corinne.
I find joy from reading fabulous writers and poetry.
When I read a poem that speaks to me, my heart does back flips. xxx
Sweet article 🙂 there are many ways to express joy, jumping is one of my favourites. I appreciate your article very much.. not all people may not be physically able to jump.. my dad is one. He made a painting with jumping figures to express his jumping joy which I posted on my jumping project blog 🙂 I found this both sweet and inspiring.. many ways to jump for joy even if you body is not able. 🙂
Thank you for dropping by. So lovely to read about your Dad. And I agree there are many ways to jump for joy! 🙂
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Wonderful! I love to see people jumping for joy! 🙂