I got this very neat idea from my blogging friend Jan. I wrote down a bunch of things that give me joy and put it into this wordle program (on line) and it makes a "CLOUD" out of your words for you. I call this one my "Joy Cloud" following Jan's lead but you can make different kinds of clouds too. There are other things that give me joy but these are the ones that came to mind rather quickly.
You can adjust the fonts and colours within the pre-set limits. The program (here) does allow you to identify and give prominence to words but I couldn't quickly figure out how to do that in the context of so many words (I'm sure there is a way but I wasn't able to intuit how). Still I really like this program and the idea of having a "Joy Cloud".
Originally I started this blog with the intention of helping me remember that there are many things for which I can be joyful even though a lot of what I've had to deal with over the years really sucked.
This cloud would be a nice visual way to help me remember some of the joys in my life. I can always tweak my list and make more lists for printing and meditating upon.
What do you think dear reader? Do you think a cloud like this would be helpful to you, or do you just see it as a messy piece of words that would give you a headache? We all learn and remember differently I know. What is appealing to one is not necessarily appealing to another person.
If you want to give it a try visit Jan's blog here and see what she has to say about how she is using the "joy cloud".