Posts tagged "joy"
Loving the Mystery

Loving the Mystery

It’s mid February, and Love comes to mind, and heart!  Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂  And if you’re not big on that commercialized holiday, then I’d invite you to reflect on how Love features in your life — now, and at times past.  What would you wish for the future? In recent weeks I have had...
What about Joy?

What about Joy?

Joy is quite a topic…Is it an emotion, a main goal of a happy life?  Is it the opposite of despair? Do you (does one) yearn for it, go after it – give up on it, even care at all? At my dance class yesterday,  Joy was our focus.   Not the kind of perky, turn your lips up and...
Surprised and Touched

Surprised and Touched

It was an ordinary grey morning, typical December in Vancouver.  I was at the breakfast table, looking out the window at the red beech, now bare of all leaves.  And suddenly, softly, unexpectedly, I teared up.  I was surprised and touched by the sweet preciousness of being alive — the wonder of it, the mystery, the...
Gratitude and Joy in Spite of It All...

Gratitude and Joy in Spite of It All…

“Let us be grateful and joyous even though we know the facts” is a prayer that a friend of mine heard when he was volunteering with a Lutheran community project recently. The prayer has stuck with me.  There are so many “facts” nowadays that inspire less than gratitude and joy that I welcomed the reminder...
Celebrate!

Celebrate!

It’s not long ago that we were 10 strong, here in our apartment in Vancouver, then in Bellingham… and we did a lot of celebrating!  When I am in a celebratory mode or mood, wonderful things happen, and/or most whatever happens is wonderful. Celebrating is closely akin to joy.  It’s not always ‘on top’, of...