“Joy is the best make-up.” – Anne Lamott
“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” – W. C. Jones
“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” –Mary Anne Radmacher
I’d forgotten what it was like to have a day off for reasons other than doctors’ appointments or other commitments that required taking vacation time.
But this week I took some days off which allow for an actual vacation – because it blends into the company Thanksgiving break.
Yes I’ve been guilty of checking in to make sure there are no urgent needs and spent some time answering emails – but not too much. This is a huge accomplishment for me. The reason for this good fortune is that other colleagues shared this same idea. Brilliant!
What a luxury to spend a day running errands without angst, not pressured for time. What a joy to do a bit of this and that, to tackle and participate in activities that I don’t get to during a regular work week. I felt like a little kid again!
Has it really been that long since I’ve taken a full week vs. a day here and there or a long weekend? Has it really been that long since I’ve felt unencumbered, unstressed and simply giddy?Continue reading “So many moments of gratitude and joy. You just never know.”
“Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering.”– Hal Tipper
“The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.” – William Arthur Ward
“Wednesday is a day to help others celebrate life. You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others. One smile not only increases your value but it gives joy to each person you meet.” – Byron Pulsifer
There is no greater joy than bringing happiness to another.
So many people are lonely and crave human contact, especially during COVID-19.
Listen closely and be attuned to the people who surround you. There are many safe ways to connect – and share time with those we like, love or choose to care for.
Be a blessing and be there for others in this crazy world. The joy you will be filled with is priceless and it is – or should be – what living is all about.