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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Joy ... an infinite elation

Joy really is a simple pleasure, a step beyond happiness. Happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes - but joy.....oh how I love joy ... it permeates the soul.

'Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.' - Adela Rogers St Johns.

Can you remember a time when joy just lit your soul?.... a joy so deep and fulfilling that even the cloudiest day could not overshadow it. I love to be happy, to feel that sweet peaceful feeling that says everything is okay....that the future is sunny and bright and going to be alright. But joy, well joy is another thing altogether. It is a spring of infinite elation, a lively and indulgent merriment that bubbles up from deep within... a great fountain of gaiety and jubilation spurting high in the air... like a colourful balloon skittering across the sky. It is an uncontainable squeal of delight and an exuberant, effervescent and exhilarating consciousness beyond who you are. It lifts you up, twirls you round and dances a rhythmical and frolicking tune across your soul. May we cavort with a delicious and joyful exultation and waltz through the delightful and significant moments of life.

A little bit of Mother's day joy ... captured thanks to my darling girl.

I have experienced lots of joy this week - It has been so fun launching my 'Inspire me' project. I have been crazy busy putting the stories together prior to publishing and have just loved (in an over the moon kind of way) getting to know the amazing women behind some very inspiring blogs...... ordinary girls living in an extraordinary way. Girls like Casey and Jami with real, vulnerable and inspiring messages. I look forward to getting to know so many more of these fabulous woman. There is a wealth of wisdom and inspiration out there. It brings joy to my soul to be able to share stories about women living destined, devoted and daring. Beautiful hearts living significantly...... in the light of eternity.

It has been simply a pleasure.

linking up with Word-Woman-Wednesday

Project Simple Pleasures2

6 'heart 2 hearts'…heartfelt comments here.:

Ashley Sisk said...

Ya know - it was a few years ago that I decided to find that joy again...and what an experience I've had. Great post!

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

It's amazing the breadth of experiences that can prompt that joy, from the scent of apple blossoms blooming to a violin concerto on the radio. I think counting gifts (via Ann Voskamp's 1,000 gifts) has opened up the joy possibilities for me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week -- it's lovely to meet you here!

Tiffini said...

me too Michelle. Reading 1,000 gifts has forever changed my life. I clicked over and read about Inspire Me and what a neat idea! I recently saw Casey's blog via Amy and beautiful photography to go along with her heart. I tried following you but I can't..long story but it is signed in as Lisa..my friend that my daughter is doing a blog for...so I subscribed via email!
Joy...practicing choosing it in everyday life! Thanks for your words and sharing

It's Just Dottie said...

I am reminded of the little song

I have the joy, joy
Down in my heart
Down in my heart

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely photos here!! really nice 'simple pleasure'!

Dayle said...

The joy of the Lord is my strength, in every circumstance. Yes!

P.S. I didn't see a link back to the Simple Pleasures series, but thanks for linking up.

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