Posts tagged "joy"
Sprinkle Joy Whenever You Can, Inside and Out

Sprinkle Joy Whenever You Can, Inside and Out

 “Sprinkle joy whenever you can, inside and out.”  I love the word sprinkle…it evokes summer days in Oklahoma, playing and cooling ourselves in the garden sprinkler, the pleasure, the carefree delight, the ease, the lightness.   Joy and delight, enthusiasm and lightheartedness are good for our health, our immune systems, and have trickle down benefits for...
Reading Aloud Together

Reading Aloud Together

Some time ago Mike and I started reading aloud together.  Our lives and interests, as we’ve aged, had changed significantly and sufficiently that it seemed wise to see what new ways we could find to connect, to share time and space.  Reading aloud together has become one of the new activities we share, and it...
Age is just a number

Age is just a number

Age is just a number and aging is a huge opportunity! It’s been said that we are only as old and we feel. This sweet Chinese grandpa and his granddaughters video is a heartwarming example 🙂 This first version is what I assume is the original Chinese.   Someone had dubbed in Stayin’ Alive and that’s fun too...
Searching for Benevolence

Searching for Benevolence

I often find myself wondering about the deep nature of reality, and ultimately searching for benevolence, I could even say longing for it.  Musing further on the question of good and evil, I sometimes ask myself how and where is goodness, benevolence to be found? Hmmm, what do actually I mean by that?  Well, many spiritual...
Stubborn in Our Gladness

Stubborn in Our Gladness

The world we live in, Life itself, is full of suffering — and of joy.  ‘Twas ever thus.  There has never been, and likely never will be, a time without egregious events.  How can we hold this? What’s certain is that if we focus only on the amount, variety, and horrendous ways suffering is inflicted and endured,...