My book club is reading THE BOOK OF JOY for January and I am the hostess. Looking for Joy in the midst of sorrow isn’t always easy, but not insurmountable either. Did you know ‘blue’ is the color of possibility? Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence. The color blue has positive affects on the mind and the body. … The color blue in many cultures is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away.
Rose reached out to me a couple of years ago. She was in search of some purple hearts to give her guests. Since then, she invited me to introduce myself on her LyceumLive.com site. Recently, Rose wrote a wonderful blog post titled The Bridge to WE.
Rose was inspired by Jim R. Jacobs’ post, THIS THANKSGIVING AND BEYOND–LOOK FOR THE LITTLE THINGS.
I was so inspired by both Jim’s Rose’s message, I decided to write my own post to spread the good further afield. That’s how it works.
And, may I suggest that we look for Joy every day in the wee things, and not just on Thanksgiving,
List of the Joyful to Find in the Every day
- See the way the sun shines on the golden leaves and through the trees at dusk
- See the cloud formations in a sky bright with the reflection of the sinking sun
- See the silhouettes of trees against a darkening background
- Enjoy the sense of comfort in a mug of hot tea or steaming coffee or hot chocolate
- Listen to the laughter of a child at play
- Smile at a stranger
- Create some beauty to put into the world
- Read a poem
- Offer to help a neighbor
- Call a friend
- Send a note to everyone you know
- Watch the sunrise or sunset
- Create something
What joyful and meaningful action can you add to the list?