Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jump for Joy

Today, I will experience joy. Hmm, much thought is given to what brings a person joy or even peace for that matter. What brings me joy? Who or what bring me lasting peace? God does. And even though I am on a quest for both of these qualities in my life, the joy that rises in my spirit from the simplest of pleasures usually comes from the following:
1. Laughter, the best medicine!
2. Singing in the car at the top of my lungs
3. A beautiful rainbow, sunrise or sunset. All reflect God's magnificence.
4. The smell of freshly ground coffee
5. Chocolate cake or a piece of dark chocolate
6. Sand beneath my feet and between my toes!
7. Kisses from my husband
8. My Toms
9. God's Word
10. The warmth of sunshine on my face
11. Great movies
12. Best friends
13. Playing, playing, playing without abandon
14. Italian food
15. Lavender
16. Beautiful music that makes me cry
17. Carolina blue skies

So, I've come up with 17 things that give me glimpses of joy. Are there more? Of course. You may not necessarily agree with my list, but consider today what brings you the most joy. Really,
do have a joyful day. And until next time, breathe.

1 comment:

The Swell Guy said...

Beautiful list. Maybe you should write about each one...