Joy is… the company of strangers

This is a great time of year to show a little appreciation.  I have in my head that children’s Christmas carol that goes… ‘There isn’t any room, there isn’t any room, there isn’t any room for strangers’.  I like to think that there’s a little space for ‘strangers’ on this blog. Some of them have turned into the most wonderful friends!




















I started out with such a great idea!  I wanted to create a Christmas tree out of ‘baubles’.  Each of those baubles would represent a special blogging friend.  Sadly the reality hasn’t quite lived up to my expectations.  My ‘baubles’ have kind of fallen off the tree!  Ah, me and technology!  A fatal combination.  Never mind!  I’m glad it’s the thought that counts.

If you click on a photo it will take you to a person who brings me joy.  I don’t have space on my ‘tree’ for everybody. What a tree that would be!  Please be sure there are many more of you who brighten my life, and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone.  This is a very special world we bloggers have, isn’t it, where strangers can become friends?  Sending you all Christmas hugs!


I’m linking this to Kan’s Joy is…  This week Yvette has posted a very thoughtful Christmas message. (she’s the little white rocking horse!)  It’s just how Christmas should be.

Wishing you peace and joy this Christmas!  I hope the New Year smiles on you.  A very Merry Christmas, one and all!



  1. What a kind and generous spirit you have, Jo! I thought the idea of using ornaments as virtual Christmas cards was brilliant…and loved that you chose the red slipper for Madhu. Perfect! 🙂


  2. Jo, what a fantastic idea … with the ornaments!! Amazing job and you’re truly creative. Not only beautiful to soul and heart … and looks. Don’t know what to say … what a honor to be the top angle. Now my heart is going all fuzzy. I would be delighted just laying under your tree. You’re a star in more than one way.


  3. The ornaments sent off to different posts is a fantastic idea! Anyone should appreciate the effort and not all can ever be included in awards or special recognition posts. After all we have 100’s of friends… smiles!


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