Is there such a thing as P U R E J O Y ?
Look at that perfect rose .. It wasn’t made by human hands ..
I think the saying to ‘take time to stop and smell the roses’ is darn good advice !
The word Joy conjures up a lot of thoughts and mixed emotions for me.
The joy of watching my grandchildren line up for a turn on a HUGE waterslide (pronounced ‘HOOOOOOOOGE’ by Miss 5 ) ..
The smiles on their faces as they get to hang out with their cousin at a movie under the stars.
The giggles that I shared with a friend recently, over the price increase of an ice cream cone at Macca’s (serious – belly-wobbling , tears – running – down – my cheeks, therapeutic – kind of giggles) !
The liberating joy of being understood AND accepted for just being you ..
The joy and building anticipation, of an impending holiday.
A ticket to a movie or show.
Joy amongst the pain and sadness in life – is such a blessing.
How do you find joy ?
What makes you smile ?
STOP .. NOW .. Just do it – I promise the investment in yourself will have lasting benefit.
Finding the good things that bring happiness into our world are so important. It doesn’t have to be a grand and expensive option – it may be as simple as stopping the housework to soak in the pleasure of a coffee with a friend . Reading a chapter of a book . Stopping to admire some scenery on your way home on your daily work commute.
Going for a walk – or watching the kids play …
I don’t know about you, but I can so easily – get caught up with work – or the things that need to be done . Just stopping for Ten minutes can be a reboot !
Definitely worth the effort .. The other stuff will still be there when you finish 🙂
‘Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
for I put my trust in you.’
Psalm 86:4 New International Version (NIV)