A funny thing happened on that twisty turny road... I had a little moment. As I was turning some corner, looking at the trees, watching the sun and wondering if I would make it there while there was still light, a thought popped in my head, "joy." I looked around me, at all the beauty, and I realized what I needed more of in my life was joy. Not just any joy, but pure joy. I knew it because just seeing that beauty, I experienced pure joy.
As I write this, a single tear runs down my cheek, but it is not burning this time because joy engenders tears as much as pain does.
So I have been seeking expressions of pure joy -- whether mine or others. Here's one.
This is Dexter. I met him briefly on another drive to a remote beach. When he saw new people, his first response was to pick up this huge buoy as though it were a ball and suggest we play with him. Look at this marvelous ball I have found he seemed to be saying.
Here are some other pictures of sights I found to be full of joy or that produced feelings of joy.
It's the little things that bring us pure joy.