a couple of weeks ago i saw these amazing kids from Staten Island's P.S. 22 perform on a morning news show...it was spectacular and i sat there in tears, SO completely inspired (my littlest was too...& kept begging me "put the singers back on mommy!!!)...besides their gorgeous voices, i think its the absolute and unmistakable joy on their faces...they are just singing and loving every minute of it...their joy is visible, it radiates...like i could reach out and touch it...how cool is that??? i mean really...with true JOY like they have...they really CAN rule the world, don't you think?
and i got to thinking...even though i'm not 11 years old and i can't carry a tune, how can i infuse that exact kind of joy into my every day? how can i truly be present IN my day and soak up the joy that is offered to me? i think i often get sidetracked by those tiny annoyances and frustrations that inevitably pop up...that line from the indigo girls' "closer to fine" often comes to mind "darkness has a hunger that's insatiable...and lightness has a call that's hard to hear"...and i think that is SO true...if i give an inch to that negativity, it'll sink me...i've got to reach and search for the lightness...the joy...so i will :)
so who or what is your joy? or who or what gives you joy? we'd love it if you would share it with us this round!
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