How much joy is in your life? Do you have minutes, hours, days of joy? What joy can you do in five minutes?
Please take a moment and ask yourself if something is missing … maybe joy.
When I realized it, it was a day like any other. Something was missing. I couldn’t reach what it was, but I knew inside.
I asked the question, “What is it I’m missing?”
“Drawing.” The answer came quickly. I was doodling on the edge of a paper while sitting staring out at the seasons changes.
“Drawing,” something repeated from deep inside.
I froze. Stopped doodling.
“You don’t have time for drawing, doodling, art whatever. You are busy, busy, busy.” The conversation immediately jumped in and I even felt more guilty for doodling.
Yet, another part of me didn’t agree. “How could I be too busy for something missing that brought me joy?”
“You are busy working. You have more to do than you realize. Get busy,” the voice inside said.
Stopping again. I looked around. Everywhere was a file, a stack of messages, a notebook with things to do on the computer. My iPad held appointments with clients, which I am very thankful for being able to be of service. I realized, however, no appointments with “joy” to doodle and draw.
Joy was Missing!
When I realized I was missing “joy” I made a commitment that things had to change. In that moment, I grabbed a pad of paper, walked about, and found a cafe to sit and draw. In drawing I could reconnect with joy!
- I love people! Joy!
- I loved seeing them in their flow. Joy!
- I loved drawing. Joy!
After a short time, I realized so much joy from character sketching that I felt FULL. Full of joy!
My realization has fed me through many days, weeks, and months, and I’m realizing a different level of living through one simple act. Every day for at least five (5) minutes I get into an atmosphere where I can feel this joy. It feels so delicious! It’s melody echos in my heart all day. I feel a gentle sense of caring. My eyes open for more scents of a joyful life!
What Joy Can You Do in 5 Minutes?
Is something missing? Got five minutes?
Try this yourself.
Stare out the window and ask, “What’s missing?”
Listen. What joy can you do in five minutes?
Now. Do it!