looking for joy
It’s funny what happens when you start looking for something. All of a sudden you see it everywhere. I’ve just started this little joy exercise. And in the last two days, I’ve found reasons to be joyful in nearly everything.
I experienced moments of joy this morning while I was out on my run. So happy to be able to move easily, thrilled to be close to the ocean, content even though I didn’t expect to see the sun today.
When my girls were bickering during breakfast, I scrambled to find something joyful in the midst of their grumpiness. And I realized I have two lovely children with beautiful voices, even if sometimes their voices are used for the wrong reason.
When my mind starts to wonder and I begin to feel down, I turn quickly to catch joy. I know it’s there waiting for me. It’s simply a matter of looking for it.