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Day 14, the Joys

Today’s #grayskychallenge is simple. It’s about joy; not just finding joy, but recognizing it. As I write this, kids are playing on this beautiful Saturday morning. Laughing and calling out to their friends. When an adult laughs, it affirms the joy I feel from across the street.

Why does the play of children bring joy? Is it their innocence or the childhood we remember? For me, it recalls the childhood of my sons most and of days gone by, days that cannot be replayed except in my memory. The joy, in that case, comes with tears, but only briefly. The tears are for a long-forgotten past that is never really forgotten.

The children continue playing, the sun continues warming, the birds still sing. And in my little home, my love replays his latest composition.

In the Midst of Her Grace, by D. Starkey

I am in my own joy.

Look for joy all around you, my friends.

Much love,

The Dragonfly’s Student

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How to find your passion

Thinking … A very dangerous pastime for Beauty & the Beast’s Gaston according to LeFou. Maybe for me, as well!

We humans tend to enslave ourselves. Some are slaves to their pets, others to their homes, others to their plants, others to causes or work or belief systems. Many think of others before themselves.image

Something to consider, though — while some find joy in their apparent “slavery,” others feel captivity and are ashamed to admit it.

I say if we find joy in something, no matter how enslaving others assume it is, then it is not enslavement, but your passion.

Find your spiritual truth and live your passion, then!

The Dragonfly’s Student