Day 1348: Receive with Joy

Yesterday, I received with joy the news that my son’s student visa should be received with joy at our home by 10:30 this morning.  The  University of Edinburgh in Scotland now gets to receive with joy my fabulous son, who is starting a five-year mathematics program there.

Please receive with joy today’s page from this joyful book:



Please take notice that I notice more than one thing I am being given today and that I am receiving them all with joy:

  • Precious time with my only child before he leaves for school tomorrow.
  • A boyfriend who often says, “See Ann?  Everything is coming together!”
  • Work that I love.
  • Wonderful friends and family.
  • An extensive network of dedicated medical professionals.
  • A heart that has served me well for 63 years.
  • All my feelings.
  • The opportunity to share these other photos with you:






What are you receiving with joy, right now?

I am receiving this music with joy:


Please receive with joy my heartfelt thanks to all who helped me create this post and to you — of course!  — for receiving it.

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37 thoughts on “Day 1348: Receive with Joy

  1. 😀💗👍

  2. All feelings welcome. 💘 The good and the bad, all have purpose. Happy for you today, Ann.

  3. I am happy to share a few moments with you while I’m getting ready to leave for work today, Ann. ❤

  4. Debbie Terman

    What a relief it will be when that visa comes! And it’s not even the “last minute” yet, lol!

  5. May the joy continue, with all the ups and downs

  6. I went to Edinburgh too! It’s my favourite city in the world. Hope he has an amazing time.

  7. loved the vid. that was a lotta fun.

  8. Happy for you today Anne and feeling your JOY! Thank you for sharing this momentous and beautiful post with me.

  9. Thanks for always spreading the joy Ann. ❤
    Diana xo

  10. I join you in joy that the visa will arrive in time!

  11. Simple offerings of joy are everywhere but what struck me about the “Ode To Joy” flash mob is that so much work, planning, and preparation went into a performance that would give spontaneous joy to the crowd. And that’s not a bad thing. Many artists, musicians included, I know say that the work, the practice, even the failures are part of the joy of what we do. The pressure to be better, to be good enough to bring moments of spontaneous joy to strangers is part of the fun.
    As Billie Jean King said, “Pressure is a privilege.”
    I associate that phrase with you because I know you’re under a lot of pressure right now but I hope you find joy in that.

  12. Ann, I receive with joy the news that Aaron is getting his visa this morning. And that things are coming together. Also– for some reason that worry doll looks a little hapoy today, even joyful, and less like Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

  13. Love this blog today, Ann! The Ode to Joy was such a treat, I sent it to everyone. Your joy is infectious! May all be well for you, Aaron, Michael, the cats and everyone involved in everything important for your lives. ❤ Sunny

  14. I am eating my lunch and reading your blog with joy. Happy the visa came through!!!!

  15. I’m sure that visa has been received with joy by now. Hooray!

  16. Yay!

  17. Congratulations Ann – I mean Aaron! My new neighbor’s name is Aaron, and guess how I remembered it 🙂

  18. Great video … play it again this morning Ann 😄💛

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