Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 226 – Sharing Joy @Blondewritemore


Celebrate the joy of others. Soon, that joy becomes your own.”

Ritu 2019

Thank you Spidey, for that late bit of inspiration!

I apologise for the late Spidey entry this week, but I have been extraordinarily tired the last few days, what with school, courses I have to attend, and these blasted reports I have to write, so I flaked out last night without even considering that Spidey hadn’t enlightened me yet!

But I was glad, because this quote came to me…

There are times you see so many around you who have something to celebrate, and you might feel a little down, as things aren’t going your way.

So why not share the joy the others are feeling? It won;d detract fom their happiness, in fact it will magnify their feelings and that same positivity will begin to rub off on you.

I speak from experience, in so many ways.

When we were trying for a family, it felt like the whole world got pregnant at the drop of a hat, yet here we were, struggling.

Instead of wallowing in our own sadness, I embraced each and every piece of baby news I got. I relished it, in fact, because one day that would be me. And that positivity followed us through those 3 years of struggle, keeping us afloat. And look at me, two kids down, I think we got where we wanted, didn’t we?

It’s the same for work, isn’t it? You might be chasing a promotion or a particular project, yet you aren’t selected. Be the bigger person, congratulate others. Your attitude will be noted, I promise you, by someone higher up, and when the time is right, it’ll be your turn.

And today, I want to celebrate with one of my fellow writers.

Yes, officially, next week, her joy will know no bounds, but her post this morning brought such a big smile on my face, it was what prompted the quote above.

Lovely Lucy Mitchell of Blonde Write More fame, is finally about to release her debut novel, Instructions For Falling In Love Again. It’s out next week!

Her post this morning (read here) detailed how she would spend this week, pre-release, celebrating a long journey to realise her dream.

#LucyMitchell #InstructionsForFallingInLoveAgain

And though I am on that same journey, and haven’t quite got there yet, I feel almost as much excitement as Lucy about this momentous occasion in her life.

In fact, sharing her joy spurs me on to get my edits done, so I can be in her position soon enough,

I feel blessed to be one of her advanced readers too and will be devouring the book later today, as my son plays cricket. A few chapters in and I am absolutely loving the premise, the characters and the cover, it is gorgeous! (Expect a review soon enough).

Remember, June 30th 2019… its her official release date, and I cannot stress enough, that if you like romantic comedies, you will LOVE this book!

So… tell me, whose joy will you share in, creating a more positive you?

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Book Club Mom
    Jun 24, 2019 @ 02:47:35

    It’s always good to re-tune our attitudes. It’s easy to view other people’s successes negatively. Better to stay positive – it’s a win-win! Congratulations to Lucy and good luck with your book too!

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 18:59:43

    Very good quote, Sis! It come to me too. Hope you had a beautiful Sunday. Here, tomorrow school starts again (but i am not involved). Michael

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  3. Jacquie Biggar
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 18:45:14

    Congrats to Lucy!
    I agree, Ritu. Positivity leads to success!

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  4. syl65
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 16:59:45

    Sharing in the joy of others should actually lift and inspire. We need more more joy vibes flowing in this world. Take care Sister 💜

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  5. joey
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 15:50:49

    Happiness is contagious to me. When good things happen to people, I feel like the world is operating as it should and I get a little boost.

    I remember being sad I couldn’t get pregnant (also 3 years) but like you, it didn’t detract from experiencing joy for others.

    Good things are always coming!

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  6. Darlene
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 12:51:31

    I love this positive thought. It does work too, as I have noticed. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  7. willowdot21
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 11:32:30

    Good luck to Lucy and good luck to you Sis too with the books. Beautiful positive thoughts from you and Spidey.💜💜💜

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  8. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 10:58:40

    I totally get this having tried for almost two years to get pregnant ourselves and it felt like everyone around us was getting pregnant. I’m so excited for you and your writing journey – keep going!!

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  9. Erika Kind
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 10:24:34

    I saw this quote lately somewhere. Joy is not something which can be separated. It is about feeling it but not who it belongs to. Let’s celebrate and share everybody’s joy. Enjoy your Sunday, sis!

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  10. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 09:54:13

    Such a lovely post Ritu. I’d love to get my hands on a copy of this too! I’m in the mood for romance! Lol. x

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  11. Lucy Mitchell
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 09:19:31

    Thank you so much for your kind words and link up to my post. I have had a little cry x

    Liked by 1 person


  12. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 08:46:21

    That is lovely news, Ritu, and an inspiring quote. I am proofreading the typeset version of my new book. Lots of fun – not. I would rather be writing my new book but it has to be done.

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