The Plot To Steal Joy: Day 19
Day 19 Unfolds:
My friend David Nicholson is right - in response to my post yesterday (The Plot To Steal Joy Day 18), he said: Don’t try.
It caught me by surprise. And then I understood why. Because my strength is limited. My ability is limited. My tank is limited. Where I’m limited, I can’t give freely. And that is why I’ve been struggling so hard to be a better person. On my own, by my own, I can’t do it.
So I stopped trying. Instead, I went to places to observe people living happy lives. I found them at the local climbing gym. Guys and gals climbing on walls. Guys setting routes on the walls. The bearded and tattooed barista loving his coffee-brewing vocation. Just by observing them, I felt a sense of liberty. They are carefree. Their sprightly attitude towards life rubbed positively onto me.
I sat down for a piece of homemade granola bar and a wonderful cuppa Joe. I felt peace flood into my soul. I smiled and told myself, “All is well. All is well with my soul.”
I’m a firm believer that change happens inside out, as illustrated in this previous post (The Plot To Steal Joy Day 16). Truly, as I took care to nurture my soul, my external countenance lit up. When I saw my husband a couple of hours later, we smiled at each other. We’re one again.
The score today?