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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Joy

Joy, painting block for Art O Mat 

Joy
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." Rumi
It's the season for joy and  pleasure.
 What makes you feel joy? 
I think it's the feeling when your laughing and having fun.
It's the celebration of life.
For me, it could just as easily be sitting reading a good book,
listening to a favorite song or playing with my cats. 
It's saying yes to life even if it scares you, and your thinking "do I dare?".
Making everything in life count and meaningful. 
It's not easy to do all the time. But, the rewards for changing your view on your attitude will make all the difference. 
I think Joy and Pleasure are very similar.
"One of the fastest paths to happiness is through sharing and giving, so give of your heart and share your love." Denise Linn
My family again this year voted to not give gifts. 
Instead we adapted five families in our home town that were in need of a little help for their children's Christmas.
We went shopping and the amount of Joy we experienced while picking out toys and clothes for others was pure pleasure. 
The act of giving flowed through us and lightened our hearts. 
It is the season for giving, sharing, and loving. 
Give with an open heart. 

Be Inspired,
~jean