Some days, Joy feel so abundant and easy to focus on…
as abundant as the snowflakes that fall over night, covering the tree branches with a cozy, white shawl.
Other times, when we get heavy-hearted with the “why’s” of life,
or with sadness, fears of loss, regrets…
Joy is harder to find, and much harder to focus on.
And yet that is the time when JOY is the most important for us to find.
Focusing on the joy in life helps us find meaning in our “whys”.
It helps us feel comforted in our sadness.
It helps us bring lightness back into our heavy hearts.
It helps us return to the acme of our own happiness.
(my new favorite phrase)
And to remember that in spite of the sad, bad, ugly, seemingly hopeless, moments,
we have this one precious day to truly be here in love, in life, in joy.
And what a joy there is in that.
One of my dear friends was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer yesterday.
There will be no chemo or radiation.
There will be a focus on quality of life.
Shouldn’t that be our focus every day ?
The prescription she received as she left the doctor’s office :
“Go and live.”
I am going to follow those orders right along with her.
Be here today, Beautiful Ones, in love, in life, in joy !
For more joy sharing, visit the beautiful Meri at Meri’s Musings.