Day 28 :: I Got Me Some Joy
Yesterday I started to feel the joy... and it truly did come from celebrating the happiness of others. Thank you to those of you who shared what is bringing you joy right now - your words gave me much to celebrate and I feel great joy for each of you. (If you haven't had a chance to comment yet, please still do!).
More happiness bubbled up on a spontaneous sunset visit to the beach with my greatest joys: my girls and my guy! A little tide pool made for the perfect spot to let the girls splash and explore.
We saw dolphins...
and had an overall magical evening, full of laughter and playfulness. It was dark when we left, all sandy and salty. Upon returning home, we slipped into the pool for a little moonlight swim. The delight on the girls' faces to be swimming at nighttime!! filled my heart full of joy. Sometimes, all we need is to look outside ourselves.
Note: practicing true sympathetic joy includes feeling joy for not only the ones we love (which is easy), but also for beings we don't know and, even more difficult, for the ones we find challenging. This is an ongoing journey I plan to continue beyond my 30 Days of Compassion.
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