Everyday Joys

It is the everyday aspects of our lives that bring us the most joy, even if at first it may seem natural to expect our feelings of happiness to come from the larger events in our lives. By noticing how small things can fill our days with delight, we are more likely to experience the wonder of living. Taking in the small joys of each day expands our feeling of being connected with the world, especially once we become more attuned to them. Once we take the time to look around and witness the beauty  that envelop us, what may seem like the ordinary things of everyday become filled with the extraordinary detail of each individual moment. If we bring this sense of awareness to our lives for even a few minutes each day, we will begin to see just how blessed we truly are. Beholding the joy that surrounds us may take a conscious effort for some to make it a part of a daily routine, although it initially seems easy. But when you wake up in the morning and set the intention to notice more joy in the world, you will see how your day and eventually your life is filled with more joy. The more we do this the more apt we are to notice the sounds of children laughing or the sparkle of dewdrops on a flower petal. With each passing day, we will find that these small delights will bring a deeper level of appreciation for everything the universe has given to our lives. Allow this joy to fill your heart fully, and from there it will naturally expand to your entire body and then spread to others, giving them joy as well.

Heart to Heart, 
Rev. Addae