Share the Joy


Hey friends,

Welcome to Share the Joy and Happy New Year 2017! Can you believe we’re here again, I know I’m so excited for what this year will bring.

Do you review your goals and dreams at New Year?  I know in the past I’ve made resolutions that I’ve not seen through and it feels rubbish!  This year I’m going to be working with Michelle to work out what my big hairy goals are and what actions to put in place to achieve them.

I’ve also chosen a word for the year.  My word is TRUST.

I thought about having other words such as ‘action’ as my word for the year; past words have been ‘consistency’ and  ‘quality’ both of which have been great reminders more than anything else, as to what is important to me, reminding me to buy quality items and spend quality time with those I love.

Action will be part of my year for sure, and other words that vied for my attention were embrace, shine and appreciate, these things are definitely still in my head and will make an appearance throughout my year.

In my last Share the Joy I talked about mistrusting both myself and other people in regards to this blog, what I write about and the reactions I might get (in my head not in reality).  I’ve realised that the levels of mistrust go far back and are so deep rooted that in order to move forwards in anything, this is an issue I need to focus on the most.  I have a feeling it will be a journey, possibly even a hard one, one that is necessary and I’m not afraid to face it head on.  I’m so curious as to the root cause and how if affects my life and the lives of those around me.  I’ve never been afraid of facing my own failures and weaknesses which I guess in itself is a strength.  So in this brand new year I’m going to resolve to find out and to trust more, to share more without fear.  Because I have a feeling this is what will move me forwards and these are the blog posts that will resonate the most.

Right, on to the link up!

Share the Joy is the happiness-focused linky created by Michelle Reeves from Michelle Reeves Coaching, formerly known as The Joy Chaser.

Michelle has asked me to step in and host for her while she creates some exciting new courses and free resources for busy mamas and bloggers – including working 121 with them to create exciting goals and actionable plans to make 2017 their Best Year Yet! (Find out more here Best Year Yet!).

I’m really excited to be hosting and can’t wait to read all your fabulous posts!

Bloggers, writers, artists, poets, if creating something made you laugh out loud, opened your heart, raised your spirits or just made you smile – you’re welcome here.

Link up and share your creations with a wider audience. All genres are welcome – new or old favourites and as many links as you like.


Each week, I’ll pick a favorite post and feature it on the following week’s Share the Joy link up (I’ll be adding my picks to Michelle’s Pinterest Board where you’ll find all our favorites in one place).  Last time I loved: #1GoodThing for Advent  by Mummy from the Heart.  I love the concept of choosing something from everyday to be grateful for.

Today I’m sharing my 2016 – A year in review and Adventures – Longleat Festival of Light and I would love your comments.  Ok, let’s Share the Joy!

Here’s a reminder of the 3 really simple rules…

1) Link up a creation that has brought you JOY – all genres are welcome, new or old favourites and as many links as you like!

2) Link back either by including the Share the Joy badge (below) or a text link back to this Share the Joy linky page in your own post.

3) Please comment on one of your hosts’ posts and a few others. Let’s Share the JOY through commenting as well as through our posts!

Share the Joy will run for a whole week until the following week’s linky is open, so you’ll never be too late. And don’t forget to tweet me (@lizzie_roles) and Michelle (@MReevesCoaching) the URL to your post using the hashtag #sharethejoylinky so we can retweet it.

Feel free to invite your friends to join in – JOY is always better when it’s shared!

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3 thoughts on “Share the Joy”

  1. You’re so right lovely Leigh, I think I’m learning that it’s not necessarily mistrust that’s my issue, but trusting when my gut instinct is telling me something and I ignore it. So more of trusting what I know for sure, and trusting that others have my best interests at heart, and that if they don’t? It doesn’t change who I know I am and what I can achieve. Thank you xoxo

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