Joy Jumps Over the Moon

Many of you know the Mother Goose English nursery rhyme that starts “Hey, diddle, diddle” where the cow jumps over the moon. If you are familiar with the poem, it’s simplicity is endearing and full of ecstatic joy.


Parents read “hey, diddle, diddle” to their children; grandparents and other teachers joyously recite the rhyme. The nursery rhyme which dates back to the sixteenth century is a giggle-worthy classic for all ages of children. J.R.R. Tolkien‘s Lord of the Rings featured a version of the poem and you may recall that Maureen sings a version of the poem in the musical Rent.

And, since a child’s joy is in everyone why limit the joy to the nursery.  For those of you who know the verses, repeat them now. Here is a start:

“Hey diddle diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon…”

And while you are at it, consider how it feels when you recite this time honored words.  Does joy jump over the moon when you playfully add your voice to the words?

Be even more creative and imagine how you feel when you accept joy jumps over the moon….WOW! Joy jumps over the moon in your life, yes feel it. Joy-way up over the sunny moon in your life.

Feel the joy, feel YOUR joy.

Send your comments telling us how you felt when you allowed joy to jump over the moon…be in joy!

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