I am reading this in book study right now, and we've reached the chapter on "the practice of celebration." after reading it, I'm realizing I may need to be more joyful!! can I admit that and not be judged? knowing myself all too well, over the next several weeks busyness and stress will try to steal my joy (as they've done so many times before). with new insight and new disciplines to practice, my hope is to keep my focus on joy and thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy these quotes and a few paper projects that brought me joy over the last few weeks.
We are invited to rejoice in every moment of life
because every moment is a gift.
Joyfulness is a learned skill.
...your joy is your responsibility.
People who want to pursue joy
especially need to practice
the discipline of celebration.
When we celebrate,
we exercise our ability to see and feel goodness
in the simplest gifts of God.
True joy, as it turns out,
comes only to those
who have devoted their lives
to something greater than personal happiness.