Monday, May 6, 2013

You Can't Have One Without the Other

As I progress through the current book I'm reading...The Gifts of Brene' Brown.  She's spent her career as a researcher of shame and resilience, spending the past ten years focusing how the gifts of imperfection can lead to wholehearted living.

She writes about over the years to research...there are certain concepts that cannot stand alone.

The concepts of joy and gratitude...without gratitude, there is no joy.

Lightness of Pink

A virus got ahold of me and kept me in the house for four well as took my voice.  We have had the long-awaited 70-degree spring, sunny days those four days.  I felt as if I might miss Spring in Ohio because I couldn't get out in it.

I went back to work about 50%...but I went.  After dinner, Edster and I took a walk with the doggies...a slow stroll through the neighborhood.  I inhaled the Spring air and each bloom and blossom were eye candy as all the lawns were a lush green.  I viewed the neighborhood a little differently...a gratitude walk...not only to be outside, but to have the privilege to be surrounded by the brief beauty of the choreography of Spring.

And then there it was...the reviving of joy in the deepness of my soul.

My God, you are so creative and so amazing by what I can anyone deny you or think that for one moment a relationship with the God of the Universe is dull.


  1. So glad you are feeling better, we do have a lot to be thankful for...

  2. Glad to hear that you are up and about again. Every day we need to keep looking for things to be thankful for, good reminder.

  3. Sweet, soft spring blossoms: great capture and editing. I agree about opposites occurring together. My 'favorite' discovery: Joy tinged with Sorrow...and vice versa. Will look into Brene's book. Thanks!



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