Reflecting on a year that has past and a new slate opening for 2019, I think of all my blessings and joys and challenges. The more mature my thinking gets, I realize that life is not always joyful. Yes, I used to childishly think life should be like a fairy tale where good always wins. It has challenges that must be dealt with. Being positive remains a strong suit for me and I'm so thankful for that bent in my personality. I refuse to let the joy that comes my way go unnoticed!
There is plenty in this world of mine to get discouraged about! But then Joy comes in unexpected moments.
Like the squirrels that hides nuts and seeds and then joyfully finding them, I'm looking for the joy that surrounds me.
I like to think of Joy as something that must be looked for and pursued daily. Don't let the disappointments of life take it away.