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Savoring the Joy

"Find Joy In The Journey"


One of my sons got wonderful, joyous news today, and I was one of the lucky people he shared it with. I felt so grateful to be able to share this joyous moment with him, to be a part of it, to feel his joy. My heart wanted to soar, my feet wanted to dance. I was in a coffee shop and had errands to do, and I felt like people were looking at me strangely what with all the joy emanating from my pores, but I didn’t care.




Great news, great joy doesn’t come around very often, so I’m going to savor the heck out of it. According to Merriam-Webster, savor means to relish, to delight in. Doesn’t that mean, when applied to an experience, we should stop and notice the joy, to make it last, to appreciate it as much as possible? I’m going to store this experience in my resiliency toolkit so that next time things are hard I can pull it out and relish it again, but first I’ll stop and

dance.



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