Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Deep Thoughts, Part Three

*Third, what brings you joy?

The little things n life bring my joy. Charlie Brown said that happiness is a warm puppy. Well, it is. When I get home after a long day, my dog meets me at the door, wagging her entire body, barking happily. Nothing makes you feel better. Lately the Spousal Equivalent brings my joy (well, he always does, but now for a new reason.) I work long hours, and he starts dinner. Monday, I came home feeling really awful, and he made it all. Made me cry.

*What is it that lights up your eyes, that quickens your step?

Now, this is corny, but the Christmas season does. There's something about that time of year that makes me happy. I remember my childhood, the family traditions.

Also, there's something about swings. Seriously, can you be sad while swinging?

*Who are the people that delight you, that put a smile on your face when you see them?

Well, the Spousal Equivalent. Obviously. And the pets. Most of my friends too (I don't want to name names. You know.. protect the innocent). My friends are what keep me going.

*How do you find joy in what you do?

That is a hard question. I do data entry now. Seriously, how can you find joy in it. I put cartoons on Hulu in the background while I work. It gets me through.

I'm actually going back to try to find the joy in things that have stopped bringing me joy. Dance. I'm too fat and out of shape now. It frustrates me. But somehow I will find that joy again.

*How do you bring joy to those around you, near or far, friends or strangers?

I try to be polite and smile when meeting strangers. With friends far, emailed greetings and posts to facebook pages can brighten a day.

I think that is something I need to work on, bringing joy to people.

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