“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”–Henry Van Dyke
I replied, “Just take one moment at a time.”
She just shook her head at me and went on her way.
Since that moment I’ve been thinking about what my answer really should have been to her: “Take each moment, each and every moment and make sure to only allow joy to be part of the moment.”
Oh, yes, I’ve had some hard moments this year, some moments where I’ve been panicked, and even had a sit down good cry. I’ve had some over-whelming moments when I’ve even been depressed, or any-of-those-things that make up everyday inter-actions with others.
But on the whole I do believe I am getting the hang of this experiencing of Joy every moment of every day of the rest of my life. How I am doing it is this—– I am NOT allowing myself to focus up those things which do not feel good. When they come into my life, or slip into my thoughts I mentally go: snip, snip cutting out the thought. So far it’s working for me.
Life is just too short for me (now) to not experience the Joy of each and every day, within each hour and moment.
This is an amazing, beautiful, wonderful world we live in! Beauty abounds everywhere. There are outstanding people to visit with and ‘experiences’ to experience to waste my moments in ‘bad thoughts’ or to harbor bad feelings.
And yes there are terrible things happening to other humans and animals, those things break my heart. If there is something, anything, even a small tiny thing, then I try to do it. To help heal the misery and hurt of animals or others.
If I physically can’t help, then I mentally send hugs and prayers in the hope and belief if the world would all get to place of care —and leave this place of I HAVE TO DOMINATE YOU—everyone and everything could also experience joy.
Well, there it is…how I am experiencing joy in my every moment of the rest of the days of my life. I’m sure I will get some hate emails, that is the risk I’m taking to put this out there. But I’m equally sure I will get positive emails which will over-power the ugly. It’s those comments of goodness I will focus on and the other I will spam! 🙂
With love your friend,