Guilty. I am guilty. I've held joy as a prisoner, a hostage to my circumstances. Chained to my perceptions, it could only be experienced when the situation was joyful. And even under the perfect conditions joy had its limits. After a year of unwrapping joy, the realization saddened me. Joy ought not to be contained! … Continue reading Joy: Unrestrained
Joy. We feel joyful at Christmas. We feel joyous at the birth a of a child, at a marriage celebration. 2015 is the year joy surprised me. In January I was charged with opening a new box of joy each day. Over the course of the year, I learned all the ways I've limited joy, … Continue reading Open a New Box of Joy!
There are times in my life when I felt like I was in the desert. I'm not talking about a quick little jaunt over to Vegas. I'm talking the wilderness of Sinai, here folks--40 years around the mountain. I have been frustrated and grumbling, wandering around, exhausted, in need of sustenance. When I finally, came … Continue reading YES! to joy