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Joys of My Life

Updated on July 23, 2010

This is my ode to joy to you

In here, among my peers and among those so much greater than I ever hoped to be, I have found Joy again. As I read your Hubs, enjoy the photos you've chosen, watch the videos, and listen to the music, this is a place of joy to me. As I meet you in forums, read your comments on my and other's pages, I feel joy. As I interact with you, even when I am frightened of rebuke, or in total awe of the master before me, I feel joy.

I have experienced joy before, but not like here.

Joy: 1 an emotion of keen or lively pleasure arising from present or expected good.

Joyful: 3 Causing or bringing joy, as an event, sight, news, etc: delightful

Joyous: synonyms, Joyful, happy, blithe, elated.

Due to this feeling, I do not sleep at night. Half a world away from some of you, I can only see some of you at night. If I cannot find you I go and read your Hubs to make sure you are still here, and haven't left like so many others before and since I came. During the day I run into others and check my e-mails for more comments from those of you I haven't met or fanned already.

See, I have fanned some people who are already gone, I think. I have found some who joined and never even posted a first Hub. I have said Good-bye to someone who was leaving, and informed others he was about to go. I mention this because I feel sad for them. They did not get to know you the way I do. They missed a chance at Joy.

 

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Stuck in The Middle

I have read hubs and posts in forum as we all try to have our say, thinking our pearls of wisdom will be appreciated by the masses. I have joined you and fled from you, but the Joy does not leave me. I try to find ways to bring joy to you. Barring that I look for those in need of immediate help to perhaps bring back a hope of joy.

My mother was a writer, and on writing her advice was this.

  1. Write what you know.
  2. Never give up on your writing, it will always bring you joy.
  3. Do not be discouraged by rejection, it helps you grow as a writer.
  4. Never throw away anything you've written. It may be worth some money one day, if not for you then your children or grandchildren.

I tell you these things as many of you have been here for a long time, but new people, who have no idea how close you all are, and that you are used to the bicker and banter and bumping (still don't know what that is). You have grown used to each other's quirks.

I am honored to have been welcomed here. I thank you all for that. For other newcomers I say, don't give up. There is joy here.

Newcomers Listen to this song Before you go to forums

A Song for All of you. Read if you don't want to hear it.

Final words

 The things in my life that brought me joy. In the comment section please tell me things that bring you joy.

My brothers and sisters, my parents and grandparents.

My children, and my husbands (There were a couple of good times with those guys)

My grand children.

My dogs Cody and Max (Long since departed, both due to bu-fa frogs)

Music, all music.

Learning new things, new people, gaining knowledge of other cultures.

Helping others.

I Googled Faybe and I was sixth down the page. I googled Sa Toya and she was fifth down the page. See where you are, maybe it will bring you a modicum of joy as well.

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Have a Great Day, if you like my writing please rate up, share or comment below. Thanks!

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    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Pani, My new joy, you got my e-mail! I was worried. The forum filled up with people asking you to stay. You will always have more support here than the other kind of response. People who love you will love you, no matter what you do and people who don't, they just don't matter. I love new friendship. Thanks for coming back.

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      Pani Midnyte Odin 

      8 years ago

      I just wanted to thank you, Faybe, for sending me that email. It really warms my heart to know that someone cared enough to contact me and ask me to stay. So, Faybe, I'd like to add a joy to my comment:

      A New Friendship, is there anything better?

      You're a wonderful writer, Faybe, and a truly wonderful person. Thank you so much.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Sophs! She has published her introductory hub, and it has My Grandaughter's picture at the top. JOY! I can see her day and night now. I am telling other's to go have a peak at her. Mysticsmom, is my eldest, and the photo is almost a year ago on her last B-Day.

      Joy, Joy, Joy! Post your Joy here!

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      sophs 

      8 years ago

      I absolutely love this hub! Bookmarked! :) You're such a lovely person Faybe and a great writer! My daughter brings me joy, and music definately music and hubpages! How is your daughter getting on at Hubpages? Good I hope! :) xo

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Rafini, saw the Forum and thought "Hey who stole my idea?" LOL It is joyful isn't it? I love music too, so it is all over my hubs.

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      Rafini 

      8 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      You took the words right out of my mouth! Well, almost. :)

      Hey! I just googled myself and I'm 4th on the list! What a good idea!! Brightened my day! :)

      What else brings me joy? Music

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you all for visiting, you are my joy so I cannot lose it, unless the site goes out God forbid.

      Mega I love daffodils!

      Skyfire, we must fix that, you are tech so you will figure it out and it will help us all which will spread joy to hubbers everywhere!

      Joy Joy Joy,

      Post your joy here!

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      skyfire 

      8 years ago

      I like your hubs :). By the way, I just googled my nickname, and guess what 5 pages and counting, i'm yet to rank high on google. Oh irony of SEO writer :P

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      mega1 

      8 years ago

      Today is kinda joyous - the daffodils are blooming = the air scented like springtime! So beautiful and green! hold on, there will be more!

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      Justine76 

      8 years ago

      :) I hope you never loose your joy!!

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, cosette. I kept it short so everyone can fill in their joys in comment section. Then when anyone needs joy they can come and find some. :)

      Joy Joy Joy Joy :)

      Post your joys here for all the world to see.

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      cosette 

      8 years ago

      hee hee..."Mama Told Me Not To Come" ;)

      you're right, Hubpages is full of a lot of great writing and videos and people too! i think your writing is swell. glad you found us.

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