As I've stated in an earlier
, it's been a rough summer. Things aren't really better, nor are they worse. Okay, maybe they're a little bit better. But I'm tired. Of all of it. So for this week I'm going to attempt to do something and focus on JOY. And I just thought of this right now, this very moment.
I recently bought another necklace from my friend Liz when she was running a special in her etsy shop. She included one of her soul mantra necklaces with my order. When we returned home from vacation last week I was thrilled to see the package had arrived. As I tore it open, I thought to myself, "the soul mantra necklace is gonna say JOY on it." Yep! Liz knew what I need to focus on, even if I didn't know it myself. She's such a wise soul.
Looking back on the day I can think of two things I did that brought me JOY.
1) Miles and I filled up the
with water. Despite the warm air, the water was cold. But he and I sat and talked. And then we did yoga poses in the water. And danced together. And were silly. Even though we don't have a fenced in backyard and all the neighbors could see if they wanted to.
2) I painted a background painting for the How to Paint an Owl ecourse I'm taking. Yes, it's led by a woman named Juliette Crane and no, I don't think we're related. I didn't paint like I usually do. Instead I painted with my fingers. Just like a child. Mixing hue of pink. And then the fun, fun of spray paint. When I think of JOY, I think of the color pink.
JOY in the simple moments.
JOY in art and creativity.
JOY in play.
Will you join me this week?