Once again, Friday’s post about having a sense of direction proves to be the most difficult to write. It is, as I said before, something I am obviously spending a lot of time thinking about, but I am feeling pretty private and don’t want to spill all those beans all over this blog. So if you want to know more about my thoughts about what I want, where I am going, how I’m going to get there, schedule some one-on-one time with me and we’ll discuss!
But what I do know for sure is that joy is something that I want to have in my life and that I will continue to seek out and to work toward. I don’t have a hard time finding joy in little things.
- I find a lot of joy in my little townhome and the beautiful things that surround me.
- I’ve been able to take three of the kids to school three days this week, and it’s fun to see their happy faces in the morning and drop them off with “I love you’s”
- Getting up early and going to a 6AM Bible study has made Thursdays into super long days and I really think it’s pretty cool!
- Rewatching movies from my movie shelves has been a lot of fun
- Singing and reconnecting with Rushford friends on Monday has brought me a lot of joy this fall
- Baking cookies and breads (and dinners!) for friends and family brings me joy
- Participating in the Anna Karenina readalong with friends and lots of people I don’t know is a lot of fun, and books bring me lots of joy!
I could go on and on with my list, but I’ll stop there for now. Below are some good quotes I found about joy and finding joy in your work. I hope you enjoy!
- Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. Khalil Gibran
- We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha
- Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller
Off to read!
- Simple Joys (artistoftheeveryday.wordpress.com)