This week Joy woke me with a tingle and a smile.
A stellar blogger, photographer, island traveler, husband, father, friend (not necessarily in that order) had ‘found’ me in this wide n’ wonderful cyber-world. This Man’s Journey, told a spellbinding story of Thanksgiving and Joy Rekindled, and in a host of links to kindred-bloggers, there, much to my amazement and delight, was LifeSchool Inc. and a link to Tapping Our Joy Shadow.
Only 55 days into this daily project, I felt blissed and blessed to not only have received mention among these incredible creators, but to suddenly feel a part of a community of those expressing, celebrating and sharing the depths of their souls and the miracles of the journey. Yahoo.
And then I found his Call to Connect. Thru a weekly image challenge, one has opportunity to bare image n’ words in the name of a theme. This week is JOY (oh those that know me, KNOW I’d love this fabulously free-wheeling n’ wide topic)
And so here goes..
Space not place,
creation not creature,
essence not image,
truth not try,
faith not guarantees.
The pure and subtle happiness
that wells in waves
from a look, a touch, a gesture, a sigh.
A moment of baring, believing, brilliance.
A time of sitting, sifting, sorting, surrendering.
an attempt to see anew,
a perfect and wild minute of seeing in and thru.
We may not plan it, for it will evade us the harder we seek.
But we must embrace it
with full and unabashed love when it comes,
and pray that she will find us time and time again
when we least expect it,
as we live…
living, laughing, loving, being,
for her breath,
My Joy lies in the unexpected moments and the people whom I am delighted-beyond-measure to journey with. Here are a few of those captured here and shared with you…
Our Boys in Spontaneous LOVE of Life.
Our Maki Family Fun n’ Crazy Side.
The Man Who Brings Me Closer to Joy Than I Ever Thought Possible (and I’m pretty joy-full, always have been:). Just had no idea how more incredible it could be, until WE.