Find Joy in Each Day
By Bernadette A. Moyer
This WASN’T the day I was expecting to have; I had a laundry list of things to accomplish today. This is Holy week and we are headed several places in a few different states before we settle down and relax to enjoy Easter Sunday. My new stainless steel kitchen appliances were due to be delivered and installed today and they were cancelled due to “weather.”
So it appears that Mother Nature had others plans and of course I heard all the warnings and weather reports but in my mind spring is here. Snow should have ended for this year. But not so! Over the weekend I was tempted to transition to lighter clothing and I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t.
Then I took a good hard look around outside and it was just stunningly beautiful. The trees look like they have been iced with pure white snow and crystal clear reflective ice. It is just so beautiful outside!
So I decided to just enjoy it and find joy in doing things here at home. I spent extra time with my two furry friends Chipper and Happy, sipped my coffee a tad bit longer and decided to make food. Sunday’s leftover turkey is today’s turkey corn chowder soup and I tried a new flourless chocolate cake recipe with crushed cherry vanilla icing. Homemade bread is now baking as I listen to Adele playing on the CD player and looking out into this winter wonderland.
It is a joy filled peace filled lovely day and I guess Mother Nature decided we needed a weather holiday. I am reminded that we can find joy everywhere around us, that we just have to be receptive to it. And just how little we control life.
My Easter destination weather is anticipated at close to 60 degrees, spring will be here soon. But for now I am taking in the last of what I suspect may be the winter snow for 2013 and I am finding much joy in doing so …
Find joy wherever and in whatever you are experiencing … because after all it is a great day to be alive! Enjoy today!