Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Jamie Ridler asks today: What do you wish to share?
All week I've pondered the question posed last Wednesday--what luxury do you wish for?
My first thought then was the luxury of generosity, which led to the many ways that one can be generous without financial means, which led to the response to today's prompt, even before it was asked!
I can share JOY!
I can be just as generous as I want to be!
Joy doesn't have to cost a dime; true joy is not attached to any monetary expense or reward.
I have started taking note of those moments of pure joy in my days, and expressing gratitude for them.
I feel joy when
* my almost 13 year old climbs onto my lap, throws her arms around me and sighs "Mama, I love you"
*I smell fall in the air and see the leaves dancing in all their glorious colors
* my little nephew comes bounding into my house and asks "what art are you working on today Jennifer? Can I do that too?"
*I have my first nibble of 90% chocolate with peppermint tea when I sit down at my computer each morning
* I realize my 16 year old knows how to apologize
*someone tells me that my art makes them feel happy
*my husband snuggles in and tells me that I'm his best friend
*I understand...and this is one of my greatest joys....that my adult children were listening!
They actually listened and learned from what I've always tried to teach them. And they're good people! *wiping a happy tear*
How can one feel that kind of joy and not want to share it?!
What brings YOU joy today?
And what do you wish to share?