“You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.
My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances” ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
It was another JOYous day in the mountains - a new experience on an old trail. It reminded me that Joy is something we all have within us to be awakened by these experiences, but they have to be those we seek and with willing, open hearts! Seeking adventures, new friends and places all can bring out an inner Joy. So does good conversation with those that know our deep feelings of the heart or quiet moments standing in awe of nature. I found such joy today and am excitedly anticipating more such moments as I embark on my journey to a new job and place this summer too! .
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