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1440 {33} :: Joy Rising

+ Confession:: I listen to a lot of talk radio. A.Lot. And yesterday, I heard an interview with Oprah, who described the flash mob at her 24th season kick-off party in Chicago as “joy rising”.

Joy Rising.
+ I love the idea of that, of joy rising. Lifting up and becoming louder. I feel it in tender moments like this. When I’m cooking dinner in my kitchen and everything begins to glow. I glance out the window and see this. Something that isn’t mine. Something that is fleeting. Something that I can’t hold or contain or preserve {except, of course, by photographing}. It’s a gift. A reminder to check, and be grateful.
+ And as I stand there watching the subtle changes displayed before me, giving thanks for the many gifts in my life, I feel the things that weigh me down melt away. Because joy can’t rise under the restraint of things that weigh us down.

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There’s freedom there, in this space where joy rises. And I decide to commit to it.

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What brings you joy?

What brought you joy today?

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Wishing you a joy-filled weekend!



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  • March 1, 2013 - 5:01 am

    Dina@4LettreWords - That 1st shot is stunning…wow!

  • March 1, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Molly - You really do take amazing images. I love the selfie best of all. So expressive

    Mollyxxx

  • March 1, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Stephanie - These photos are amazing! Thanks for the link up 🙂

  • March 1, 2013 - 6:07 pm

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  • March 1, 2013 - 6:09 pm

    Peg - What a beautiful sunset. It looks so tranquil and warm. What a nice thing to see during my chilly grey English evening!

    Thanks for hosting. 🙂

  • March 1, 2013 - 7:10 pm

    Kim Stevens - So incredible that that is your view out the window, wow! I’m so glad you captured this joy rising to share with us, just. so. beautiful!! And I love that flash mob!!

  • March 1, 2013 - 9:44 pm

    Tracey of Haiku.You.Do - Very similar things…fleeting, unexpected things that make me smile. The most recent thing was seeing a flock of 5-6 red winged black birds splashing and bathing in a puddle on a farmer’s barren field.

  • March 1, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    Pieni lintu - Beautiful!!!

  • March 3, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    BiTi - Thank you so much for your beautiful post and photos, I feel like a kindred spirit 🙂
    Have a great week ahead.

  • March 3, 2013 - 11:47 pm

    Ross - Fantastic shots! Watching my kids play and laugh with each other in the snow today brought me amazing joy.

  • March 4, 2013 - 1:46 pm

    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - Wow – what an amazing idea. Thanks for sharing it!!

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