I want to take a minute to reflect on, Joy. The feeling of great success or happiness. .
I watched a ted talk recently discussing joy. Ive been thinking about it for several months now. In a society filled with grey, strait lines, harsh edges and cold light. We are programmed to chase linear success. A large figure on our bank statement, a big clean box to put all of our things in. We fill our lives with artificial drama, to excite our minds from the mundane schedules we put ourselves through. .
We have fabricated a reality absent of joy. Little day to day amusements which accumulate to happiness. Bright colors, flowers, dancing bees, cold sand, rainbows, crashing waves, little spiders, green grass, warm fires, reflections, chirping birds and so much more. We pass over these things everyday. Focused on an imaginary prize. But we have had the prize all along. We all share this beautiful planet. Giving us gifts every moment. .
Living outdoors has changed my life. Plants, animals, rain, clouds, and ocean bring me so much excitement and joy now. Taking it in every moment. Smiling ear to ear, giggling as I cruise through this life time. I have realized that each moment is infinite. .
Choose joy today, choose to accept the gift of life. Embrace your senses, let your body and spirit show you the world. Appreciate the little things, laugh, smile, be silly, relax. We are put here to enjoy.
📷by the talented @scrappylibrawanderer