As I progress through the current book I'm reading...The Gifts of Imperfection...by 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.
A virus got ahold of me and kept me in the house for four days...as 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 today...at 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 see...how can anyone deny you or think that for one moment a relationship with the God of the Universe is dull.