So, it’s really late & i will just leave you with one thought that has been mulling (like a good hot wine) in my head today:
JOY DOES NOT HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED.
There it is – something for YOU to mull over now. Sure, many living examples i’ve encountered in conflict zones have been Rather Complicated, but it’s funny how living there the simple things mattered (ok, in some places it’s life vs. death struggles every day. But in some way the small things in life then become more valuable??)
Whether it’s having a cup of tea with a friend, enjoying a sunrise (or sunset), taking a walk, fellowshipping with family, cooking a good meal (EATING a good meal),… spending time in quiet prayer – uncomplicated Joy boils down to simple choices & an attentive attitude on the look out for joy opportunities (like love, joy comes in all shapes & sizes & often when we least expect it, joy surprises…)
So, as Christmas nears & the Holiday Hustle gets into Boogie Mode:
Just DO it : FIND JOY!
Just DO it: SHARE JOY!
Just DO it: BE JOY!
grace, peace & UNCOMPLICATED JOY
Virginia : )
p.s. this is the best hot chocolate (ever!) enjoyed in Italy, but it’s sure easy to be joyful after a cup of the usual variety, especially on a very cold day!!