Feel the Joy!

November 4, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Serenity Space, The Space


…find out where the joy resides, and give it a voice far

beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Writing an introduction to our month of Joy here at The Calm Space has been challenging. Every time I’d sit to write, my mind would go completely and utterly blank. What was it I wanted to write?

Was it about how joy is an inextricable part of living a lusciously passionate life?

Was it about how joy is present even in the darkest moments?

Was it about how joy is wrapped up in love and grace and serendipity, entwined, enmeshed, inseparable?

Or was it about how sometimes when we feel not in the least joyful, that’s when it hits us, like a sunbeam breaking through the storm clouds, reminding us of ever present miracles?

Or maybe, just maybe, it was all of these and none of them.

Possibly all I wanted to say, all I wanted to imprint on your soul was

you deserve joy

open your heart, joy will find you


ahhh… that feels more like it.



I’m so glad you’re joining us for a month full of joy. Would you let me know – where do you find joy?

image credit: Kevin Dooley


2 Responses to “Feel the Joy!”
  1. Meg says:

    The past couple of days have been rainy and misty where I live, but Border Collies need their exercise nevertheless. So I grabbed the brollie and set off with doggy. Thought I’d take the short option today and get back to my dry haven asap. The short option takes us through a little bushland park. Just as we reached the park the sun struggled through the mist momentarily and I looked up to see a magical sight of sparkling droplets clinging to the She Oaks and glistening spider’s webs. The constant old gums were drip drip dripping from their broad leaves ….and I stood motionless (forgetting about getting wet) in awe of nature and grateful that there was such joy to be had in a little back street park.

    • Hey Meg – thank you so much for sharing this with us. This, yes, this – mother nature is so patient waiting for us to pause for a moment and recognise her glory. Your story put a smile on my face and a brought a joyous pause to my day. Thank you! xx