Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Great Joy!

JOY! It's different than happiness. Joy. It's different than excitement. Joy is -in my own humble opinion,
contentment in our heart, mind and soul. It's being filled with things that money cannot buy.
It's the ability to look at our life and say without doubt or hesitation .."I am blessed" and mean it.
Joy surpasses happiness, enthusiasm, excitement and many other things. One dictionary
describes joy as a "source of delight".  
For me personally, my joy and source of delight comes from my children.
I love nothing more than to watch them, to listen to them. To spend time with them.
When they speak to me- it's important. I get down on my knees and look into their
beautiful faces and I listen. I hang on their words. I journal their day to day comments
and interactions with one another. I dress up. I dance. I sing. I let them "put the love in"
when I'm cooking. I pretend and create. I color and draw and "make decorations" for
make believe parties. I read stories and play grocery store. Sometimes I'm the customer,
and sometimes they allow me to be the clerk. I play beauty shop, bank, school and
savor every moment. I let the laundry go. I order take out  and I enter into the place
that my children live in every day. The State of Joy.  Capital , Delight.  Population, 4 Children , 2 Adults.
May you find in 2008 your very own state of joy.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Oh thank you so much for your very kind comment, it put a huge smile on my face. :)
What a lovely post this is about joy. You sound like an amazing mom and person~
I hope 2008 continues to be joy-filled for you as well!