It is difficult to live without joy in our hearts.
"Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm
and our intelligence aglow."
Joy is defined as the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something good and we each find joy in different but often similar ways. Love, our families, small moments, a job we love, gardening, a flower, and much more can bring us joy.
The most important thing is to choose joy, to allow it into our lives, and then to find ways to hold onto it, to hug it close to us.
It is not only okay to find joy and keep it in these difficult times, it is also important to share it. When we find ways to bring joy to others we enrich our own lives.
I know how much Tessa loves water. She has always been a water baby. I also know that she was sad that their pool had to close. Well I couldn't give her a swimming pool, but I found something I thought would bring her joy.
I think the splash pad was a hit and seeing the joy on her face brings me so much joy.
How about you? Do you choose joy?