It’s an odd thing to be awake when everyone else is asleep. The house is so quiet, and seems larger somehow. The Fridge is louder at this hour, or maybe it’s just because I notice it more now then during the day when there is so much else going on.
Today was an interesting day. I’ve noticed that since I started this quest to cultivate joy, express gratitude, and focus on good things, all hell busts loose. It made me laugh a bit, and made me realize that I must be doing something right, if the distractions started so quickly with such vehemence.
I’ve found some very good blogs to follow, and as soon as I learn how to ‘reblog’ and ‘link’ and those other technical things, I will share those sites.
This morning I read Deepak Chopra’s account of dumping files on someone’s head, and following bliss. He describes ‘not settling for being dumped on’ (my paraphrase and interpretation of the article) as kind of a turning point to finding his bliss and following it.
What is it that holds us back from embracing what gives us joy? Is joy on our minds? Do we recognize what makes us ‘blissful’?
These are questions that come to mind at 2 am, so I will start being grateful for the challenges today. I will use them like exercise equipment to increase my joy.
The bible says to ‘count it all joy’ when we come into trials. We aren’t to be thankful for trials, but we can find things to be thankful for until we get through the trials.
I’m grateful for my family, my friends, my coworkers, and my freedom to ramble and muse at what is now 2:13 am on a lovely Wednesday morning.