be joyful

“To be joyful in the universe is a brave and reckless act.
The courage for joy springs not from the certainty of human experience, but the surprise.
Our astonishment at being loved, our bold willingness to love in return —
these wonders promise the possibility of joyfulness,
no matter how often and how harshly love seems to be lost.
Therefore, despite the world’s sorrows,
we give thanks for our loves, for our joys and for the continued courage to be happily surprised.”

-Molly Furnia, author

When was the last time you were truly joyful? I hope it wasn’t long ago. Like Molly Furnia I find joy to be a way to give thanks for the many blessings of life. When I see a beautiful sunset, when I talk to my grandchildren on Zoom, when I read a delightful book, I feel a sense of gratitude that mushrooms into joy.

May joy be your companion today and every day.

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