This was going to be a "that was then, this is now" photo post of Harley and how much he's grown since I blinked my eyes... but alas, our photos files are too large to upload and I have to fix em, and since I'm a little fuzzy on that, it will have to wait... but I'm not agitated... not today.
THIS post is announcing my newest mission in life: Consciously seeking joy. Not chasing it, just staying open to recognizing and experiencing it whenever and where ever possible.
I made a startling discovery about 4 and a half years ago, at the ripe old age of 42. I discovered that I had not truly felt or experienced true joy since sometime in my childhood. In fact I was so shut off to it, that it seemed to me, like anyone who appeared to be experiencing it was either mental or faking it... or, of course a child. Pretty sad. BUT... The good news is that I finally woke up! I know that it really does exist and I've felt nostalgic waves of it since Harley's birth.
Now, I am trying to keep my eyes out for other truly joyful moments and experiences. And I'm staying aware of that fact. I'll let you know how it goes.
May we all be bathed in joy! ... PS This last photo is for you SB. :-P