day 11

Moments of Tender Joy

Splash in a puddle! Today’s activity for “40 Days of Creation: Dwelling in the Word and World” invites us to express childlike joy! Where are those moments of tender joy meeting you today? 

“Joy is a meeting place, of deep intentionality and of self forgetting, the bodily alchemy of what lies inside us in communion with what formerly seemed outside, but now is neither, but become a living frontier, a voice speaking between us and the world: dance, laughter, affection, skin touching skin, singing in the car, music in the kitchen, the quiet irreplaceable and companionable presence of a daughter: the sheer intoxicating beauty of the world inhabited as an edge between what we previously thought was us and what we thought was other than us.” 

– David Whyte, Consolations (2014)

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15:11