Friday, July 9, 2010

Are you ready?

Thanks for visiting the most recent version of "A Joyful Spirit." It's time for this blog to go in a different direction! For the last year and a half or so, this blog has been focusing on art and creativity. But starting today, I'll be using this blog to show where I find joy each and every day! If any of my readers out there want to share what brings you joy...send me a photo or a link and I'll include it here! And since that's different for everybody, hopefully this blog will end up being a wonderful collection of joy in the world!

I'll start today by sharing one of the things that brings me joy...
walking on a rocky beach!

I had the day off work today, and I woke up to a beautiful 75 degree morning. It was the perfect morning to take a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan! I am so very fortunate to live just 30 minutes away from the lake. I think I'll make this a daily habit for the summer months.

As I was walking along the beach, I was thinking about what brings me joy in life. Many things crossed my mind....favorite people, favorite places, favorite foods to name a few. But I realized one thing....I have to be OPEN to receiving that joy! I'm going through some major transitions in my life right now, and I'm not always feeling so joyful. So I decided to make a decision to be ready for that joy wherever it comes from, and whenever it comes! I AM READY!

If you're ready to welcome joy into your life, let me know, and you can join me on this journey! See you next's time for me to fly!!

Within all of us is a varying amount of space lint and star dust, the residue from our creation. Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than others. It is strongest in those of us who fly and is responsible for an unconscious, subtle desire to slip into some wings and try for the elusive boundaries of our origin.
-K.O. Eckland, "Footprints On Clouds"

1 comment:

DJ said...

Hope your joy is a permanent houseguest!
Happy Summer ~