Tiny Prints is sponsoring my well-known blogger friend Kim Demmon and a group of her friends, to talk, eat and and tweet about our conversation.
I'm sure we'll talk about Treat but since the group is a diverse bunch of women with interests that range from writing (umm, me) to cooking, social media guruing and crafting (that would be my friend Kim http://todayscreativeblog.net/ ) my guess is we'll also talk about a whole lot more.
Which brings me today's topic. Having dinner with a bunch of interesting woman will be fun but does it rise to the level of joy? Or put another way, what's the difference between fun and joy?
The more I thought about it the more I realized it does. My friends, both real and virtual, are dear to me. And I have a lot of them.
I've discovered that all these things fill me with a sense of community and a broader sense of my place in the world which in turn brings me great joy.
So back to tomorrow night. Will I have fun? I hope so. Actually, I'm fairly confident I will but that's not what has my attention.
What I'm focused on is the prospect of meeting interesting people who might hold a place in my life. There is joy in anticipation and joy in knowing I might meet someone who makes me laugh, sees life in a way that intrigues me or just connects with me and becomes another person who makes my life feel full.
P.S. On a sidenote, if any of you want to come along with me on my joyride you can find me on Twitter as @JohannaGarth. I'll be talking and tweeting on Thursday night starting at 7:00ish west coat time.
It would bring me even more joy if some of you popped in to say hello.