From this week’s Joy List…
I won’t lie to you.
My joy list has not been the focus this week very much at all.
Oh, I am trying,
and yes, there are things that made me smile and feel joy
in the midst of a really bad week mood wise.
I am, as always, so grateful for them.
And for this task, every Thursday, of making a joy list,
that even when Life seems pretty damn sucky,
there are always moments of joy to savor…
1. My Art – I played with these rusted papers I made last summer all day yesterday.
It would seem that I am creating a book of some kind.
Using Faber Castell pens, a Sakura white paint pen with an extra fine tip, and Twinkling H2O’s,
I have been discovering all kinds of new landscapes and creatures
in the rusty markings on watercolor paper.
Being with my creative spirit and just letting whatever wants to come emerge
is a kind of peaceful joy that I have so appreciated this week.
2. Friends, furry and otherwise -
When I get stuck in these depressed moods for awhile,
I tend to hide out from my friends.
I feel so ick that I cannot imagine submitting good friends to this version of me I dislike so much.
But sometimes, when I get brave or maybe desperate,
I reach out and call for help.
The understanding of a good friend, or the hug from my patient and loving husband,
or the purr or snuggle of a fur baby,
are all a beautiful source of joy in the midst of dark days.
I hope you find lots of joy to celebrate today, Beautiful Ones !
There is more joy appreciation at Meri’s Musings every Thursday.