Here in South Carolina, in just one week, we've experience snow, sleet, ice and an earthquake.
|Palm With Icicles|
|This is what the beach is supposed to look like|
Today I was reminded (AGAIN) of how important and precious each new day should be for all of us. A friend lost a friend to cancer, and she shared this quote, "Don't postpone joy". With every new day we have another opportunity to engage in and share joy. Typically, mostly, casually and absent-mindedly we engage in bitterness, fear, and regret and so many other negatives. Why do we slip away from joy so easily? What will it take for us to change? I am hopeful that we will all begin looking at each new day as a new opportunity to smile, to sing happy songs, to thank the people in our lives, to hug those closest to us, to think of sunshine and to make space in our hearts and minds for joy! No matter what happened yesterday or the day before or even 20 years ago, today is a brand new opportunity. Today is a clean slate. Today can be filled with joy! Let's do it. We know it's possible. We can begin by singing along. What a difference a day makes!