When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Just before sunset yesterday, the heavy rain and wind suddenly stopped. The clouds began to clear and the raindrops sprinkled all over everything sparkled in the sunlight.
It was a joyful sight to behold.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Joy. This was too good and too easy to pass up. Joy is something I feel whenever I’m out and about with my camera.
Joy is something I feel whenever I’m with my family. That goes double for when I’m with my granddaughters.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
I don’t have a lot of photos from Christmas I can post, so let’s go back to the woods at sunset yesterday.
I felt a great surge of joy when I was out walking around admiring nature’s lights. I was in the right place at the right time to experience beauty.
A few minutes later, and I would have missed it.
As the sun slipped down the sky and I lost the sparkles in the woods, I went out to the dock just in time to hear the approach of what sounded like thousands of geese. They made a joyful, honking noise.
He imagines a necessary joy in things that must fly to eat.
~ Wendell Berry
It was difficult to capture them all, even though they were in the hundreds, not the thousands. I’ve never before seen anything like it. There are, of course, geese in the Bogs, but this was the first time I’ve seen so many of them flying together.
Joy is a marvelous increasing of what exists, a pure addition out of nothingness.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
That’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch on this beautiful Monday. It’s been a noisy day in the house, what with people sawing and hammering and drilling and sanding. They spent quite a long time this morning struggling with reinstalling the sink, but with some blood (the poor plumber’s knuckles), sweat, and almost tears, it was eventually done.
Thanks for stopping by, and joining me in a few of life’s joys. I hope Monday has treated you well.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: An awesome sunrise; an early morning walk; a nice pot of tea; fog over the creek; a hawk flying through the woods. Bonus joy: The kitchen is nearly finished! It’s finished enough that we can move in and use it now. Yay!!! There’s one small, finishing touch to the crown molding that needs to be done. (Someone didn’t measure right and/or order enough wood for the molding.) Otherwise, we’re good to go.