Count your joys instead of woes.
Count your friends instead of foes.
Simply be who you are,
do what you do best,
be where you are called by joy,
and let life works its magic on you.
Joy is what happens when we
allow ourselves to recognize
how good things really are.
The world is extremely interesting
to a joyful soul.
Joy does not simply happen to us.
We have to choose joy and
keep choosing it every day.
May all beings learn to nourish
themselves with joy every day.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~
Joy is not in things.
It is in us.
I didn’t intend to take a break from my blog during the holidays, but it happened. Life got very busy and there just didn’t seem to be enough time to do it all. My plate is still full; however, when I saw the theme for this week’s photo challenge, it was the inspiration I needed to make time to create a post. Who doesn’t want to create something when the topic is JOY? As I sit here at my computer in my studio I realize that this is “where [I] am called by joy”. As I look out at the mountains, the vast blue sky and the juniper trees I feel life “work its magic on [my] behalf.”
Where there is joy there is creation.
Where there is no joy there is no creation:
know the nature of joy.