Judging by last evening’s thunder, lightning, and rain storm, summer is over, which means I should be posting my monthly short story today. The story will have to wait until next week however, for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the notebook with the draft story is sitting somewhere on my desk at work, while I am here at home miles and miles away.
While perusing Facebook thinking about an alternative topic for today’s post, the quote at the left kind of jumped out at me. It is attributed to Edie Windsor, a human rights activist, who always urged others not to postpone joy. Having watched far too much news coverage over the past few weeks about the flooding, earthquakes, and apocalyptic storms battering many parts of the world, seizing joy now rather than waiting until later seems like a pretty good idea.
So whatever your joy is – finishing that book, spending time with friends, finding the perfect lemon-drop martini, laughing over old movies, or snuggling up with a loved one – go seize some.
I recently grasped a big handful of joy (and crossed an item off the Bucket List) when I spent a week in Scotland. Today, I’m aiming a bit smaller and cuddling up with a good book, a mug of coffee, and a sleepy cat.
So, how are you seizing joy this week?