Joy is hearing the word BENIGN. Peter’s tumors are benign and still need surgery but they are not a crisis.
Joy is understanding that each moment is precious and being able to take the time to enjoy it.
Joy is finding a pool of water in a dry creek bed.
Joy is hearing a friend’s voice when you pick up the phone.
Joy is smelling cinnamon rolls baking and retrieving memories of good times.
Joy is seeing love when I look in my partner’s eyes.
Joy is having the surprise of a rainbow, seeing dew on cactus spines and snow on a tree filled with pink blossoms.
Joy is helping someone and learning to accept help in return.
Joy is seeing the first crocus peek out in the springtime, the first rays of morning sunshine or the first flakes of snow.
Joy is sharing knowledge.
Joy is receiving hugs and healing butterflies from someone I’ve never met as well as from my family and friends.
Joy is sharing friendship- listening, hearing and speaking from the heart.
Joy is finding just the right thing to give as a gift to surprise someone.
Joy is the realization that I make my own happiness as I experience life’s surprises.
Joy is experiencing the blessings and happiness of love.