More LightHeartedness into your life that is.
I love to hear my grandson, now 1, have a belly laugh. It brings Joy to my life. On an adventure to the beach this past week, he and I went back and forth saying ‘uh-ho.’ After a couple minutes of this, I could hear him giggling from the belly every time I said it back. His heart was light, as was mine and still is thinking and writing about it.
Once at the beach, I saw it was high tide and the waves were coming in. Big fun! We got situated and built sandcastles. We finally sat in the water. After realizing that Grammy was in control, he finally stood, released a roaring ‘AAAAAAAA’ to the universe and smiled a toothy grin – Liberating yet Empowering. More Joy.
As of late, Geese have entered my life. I saw them in Maine a couple of times. When I took Royce for his morning walk the other day, what did we see, but Geese, which is about the connection to family and how elders share wisdom/knowledge to the younger generation. I looked up the meaning after the first sighting. It brought me Joy the second I saw them.
Yes, who knew a grandchild could bring such Joy into my life. I suppose any grandparent could’ve told me that. I knew it would be special, though. I just didn’t know how special. I never thought I could love anything more than my children. It’s pretty close.
In addition to family, helping others brings me Joy. Going to the gym and working out brings me Joy. Laughing with friends brings me Joy. Going to the beach brings me Joy. Eating ice cream brings me Joy.
What is it that brings you Joy? Think about it. Keep a running list of what brings you Joy and do more of that. When we have Joy, it brings happiness, a peacefulness and LightHeartedness to our state of being.
Take care of you.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.