Joy is found in the little things. Is that true? ‘Cause I would like my JOY in the form of a Krispy Kreme doughnut, please. Smothered in a sugary glaze. And just off the line warm. I understand this request is only temporary joy, but I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth – especially if it comes with a glass of milk.
Finding JOY is, something akin to, Yukon Cornelius taming his Bumble. Sometimes you just have to wrastle (yes, I said wrastle, auto-correct) this Life into submission, knocking out those sharp teeth, that would just as soon eat you as greet you. If you’ll recall, Bumbles are BIG, not little. There was great JOY, if not an eerie sense of merriment, to be found in that raging, toothless, fluff of white – after our perky little prospector helped him out with his anger problem. “Didn’t I ever tell you? Bumbles bounce!”
Sometimes, I feel like a Bumble.
Finding the Joy in that?
Well, it’s complicated.
Joy is found in the little things.
It’s in that extra few seconds of sleep you begged God for this morning.
It’s in that moment of terror when you found the mouse in the toe of your boot.
It’s in the humor you found today, that escaped you yesterday.
It’s in a friendly wave and a nod from your neighbor, and that unexpected phone call from a friend.
It’s in the
smack warm hug you witnessed between two
It's in your kids and every last bone-headed thing they do.
It's in a song. Not just any song. But, Your song.
It's in the spelling of your name, with your butt, to hear the birthday girl laugh.
It’s in the look you shared with your husband when he danced in his underwear.
It’s in the funny bone you hit on the corner of the shower this morning.
It’s in that look the dog gave you when she caught you drinking from the carton.
It’s in every last twinkly light and handmade ornament hanging from your tree.
It’s in that cup you're drinking out of now. You know, the one that says, JOY, on it!
It is in our desperate search for Serenity, Courage and Wisdom in our lives.
And, It is in all of those things we forget to look for when our eyes are looking down.
Is inside of You.
Is inside of You.
May you Find It and Wield It with Reckless Abandon!
The Joy of Tree!
The Joy of Baby Love!