Sunday, May 17, 2009

Finding Joy In Every Day

The other day, my daughter looked so sad to have to go to work-it was Tuesday. She told me she could not wait until the weekend. It occured to me that we all do this.....we live for the weekend. (Well not everyone-but I could relate to her feelings). I thought.....it is such a waste of 5 precious days to just try and get through so we can have our fun on the weekends. I reminded myself and Heather that life is so short.....we need to find joy in every single day...not just Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. So, I am going to focus on finding joy everyday. I am going to model that for my daughter and encourage her to do the same. Todays joys included an early morning walk with my dog Sebastian, cleaning the house to feel organized during the week, laughing with my husband and daughter at different times throughout the day and creating early this morning.

Assignment for you and I for this week: Find Joy in Every Day. I would love to hear about it.


9 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

You are brilliant, Your Majesty ! And what a fine example to set for your daughter - a lesson of a life time for all of us.

Today I found joy in my newly planted herb garden, in giggling and being silly with my hubby as we snuggled in bed this morning and in taking time to create in my art journal while it was gently raining on the big green outside my window.

In Joy !;-)
love Kim

Poetic Artist said...

That is such a wonderful ideal. We all take for granted about a day and we should find joy in every day.
I found joy in creating today. I was in a bad mood, for no reason except blame it on the weather. I went into my studio and was going to paint in black and gray and instead worked in pastel..Wonderful colors...Thank you for this ideal.

rhea Calvert said...

Today I found joy while sitting all day long in a garage during a moving sale....as boring as that sounds, Bone, Kat and I have had so much fun this weekend being goofy, laughing, and telling stupid little stories. I would recommend that every should have a good belly laugh every day! Thats what we try to do! And if you pee your pants, that is a bonus!!!! Love you!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

This post is great reminder for all of us. I will find joy in each day, today oh the joy of getting ready for Mom & Dad to come, tomorrow the joy of teaching at my workshop, the joy of having great friends like you & Lisa. Love ya honey, oh and I agree with Rhea, if you laugh so hard you pee your pants then that's just a bonus! Ha! Renea

Susan said...

I found joy in getting my chores done earlier than usual, and having guilt free time to blog and create.

sara's art house said...

I love your art! Keep up the good work!

Funky Finds said...

Great work & great assignment girl!

Lisa said...

oh girl you are so right! we sometimes wish our life away. we need to stop that! dang i wish i would have read this...no tellin what i said this week!

Caroline said...

I just wrote a poem about this exact topic!!! Can I use your art to illustrate my point? I LOVE it-- thanks for sharing some solidarity on this point!

Be blessed today!
caroline