Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sing A Song of Joy







                     Everything is blooming most recklessly. If it were voices instead of colors,    
                        there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

                                              ~Rainer Maria Rilke     German Poet (1875-1926) 


So many experiences can lead us to that exquisite feeling we call joy – a smile from a stranger, a hug from a loved one, a personal goal that’s been accomplished. I find joy in the antics of my dogs, Hannah and Roscoe, as they roll around in the grass with total delight.  If dogs had lips, I know they would be smiling.  

I find joy in the songs of the birds in the pre-dawn hours as I stumble around half awake, and in the fragrance of a crisp Fall morning. There’s something especially joyous for me when I’m running and I witness the sun – this huge orange flaming ball -- in all of it’s fiery splendor rising on the horizon.

I believe joy is all around us if we just look for it. But too often, we’re preoccupied with other things, and we let these opportunities for small joys pass us by. Instead of taking delight in the birds singing at 4:00 a.m., we might slam the window shut and curse them for being so noisy. Instead of reveling in the coolness of the morning, we might focus on the ever shorter days and the coming of cold weather.

We all want to be happy – to feel joyful. Yet we often overlook the simple pleasures that are right in front of us...things that are part of our everyday world. When we start to take the time to notice, appreciate and celebrate these everyday pleasures, we will reap the rewards of joy.

Joy is all around us if we just open our eyes and look for it.


~~Weekly Challenge~~

Start a "Joy Journal".  Every day, take a few moments to think about the small joys that surround you.  Record them in your Joy Journal.  During those times when you're feeling a little down, open your Journal and read.  It's guaranteed to brighten your day.

Blessings,

Cindy
cakozak88@gmail.com



1 comment:


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