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...happy, happy, joy, joy

   



Happy is having someone buy a Spirit Figure….a call from Timberline saying, “one of your dolls just sold to a….”  Joy is when I am actually part of the experience…when I am there to connect with the person who has connected to one of my figures…..

Joy and happiness are different.

Happy can be faked….I often put on a happy face to go out into the world…and I suppose that is a good and acceptable thing to do.  Art shows and social events are an example of putting on a happy face.  Art shows can be hard, and I’m basically a hermit so social events can leave me drained.  But I’ve also discovered a time with my happy face on can lead to happy.  A rewarding experience…faking it can lead to real moments of happiness.

But joy, joy is different. For me it is a full body thing.
Not too very long ago I visited Yosemite Park….We went to Glacier Point….maybe you’ve been there?  



It is one of those places that brings me to tears, makes me shake a little…
I can feel Spirit from my nose to my toes.  
It brings me to a place of joy even as it makes me feel so small, insignificant in my petty worries and fears,moments of loneliness….it is a release.  
And somehow it is a filling up with love...joy…an invisible connection to all that is….A recognition that we are all in this together….humans seeking connection…it is connection that brings me joy.  


Joy is the connections with others on this crazy ride..
It is when the shield between us comes down.  


Isn't it what we are all seeking, rather or not we put it into words?  
Those moments when we look into each others eyes and see that they really see us?  And we can see them?  When the soul shines through and you know you are not alone.  When you feel that trust and love of knowing we have shared experiences of life and love.  When you know for however briefly that they have experienced the same hopes, dreams and fears, joy and sadness?  The times when we know we are more alike than separate?
When you feel each others hearts?
Trust and believe.
See their truth.

Lately I’ve been doing a little experiment…I’ve been looking into peoples eyes….when I walk down the street I try to make eye contact….it’s been interesting….Some people will look away quickly…if feels almost fearful.  Some people will look but not acknowledge any change…but then there are those people who will nod or smile and there is that momentary connect…’hey, fellow human, what a journey, huh?’….
it is a little moment of joy that almost makes me skip…

And this is part of the experiment too…I’ve started to really look at those people who serve me when I go about my day.  The ones that are often invisible to me.....he cashiers and waitresses, the clerks and the service people…I've been looking in their eyes and really asking, “How are you today?”  
It’s leading to some really interesting conversations…people want to share....and I'm finding some of these people aren't at all who I thought they were.

You might ask why this experiment?  Well it is interesting, and for someone as curious about so much it engages me.  
But on a bigger scale it is connection that I see so absent in the world.  
In my view we have become a world of US and Them and until this changes there will be no peace on earth….I need to start seeing the humanity in others…having those heart to heart, eye to eye moments more often…
it brings joy. little joys can fill me up....Make it easier to find my happy face.

5 comments:

AkasaWolfSong said...

"But on a bigger scale it is connection that I see so absent in the world.
In my view we have become a world of US and Them and until this changes there will be no peace on earth….I need to start seeing the humanity in others…having those heart to heart, eye to eye moments more often…
it brings joy. little joys can fill me up....Make it easier to find my happy face."

This says it all Dear Sister!
I am so happy and yes, even joyous that we have connected...I may not be able to look you in the eye but I can look through my hearts eye and see that you are woman of substance and heartsong, and that what you create is seen in the spirit of yourself and those who choose to own the creation.

Happy, happy, joy, joy!
xoxoxo

Angela Recada said...

What a beautiful part of the planet you live in! Special places like that bring me to tears too, sometimes.

I'm so glad you're finding your happiness and joy. And looking in peoples, eyes. Yes, I've been doing that more in recent years, too, and it does feel good.
:o)
xoxoxo

On Fragile Wings said...

It is amazing that a smile and a simple hello can work
miracles in the lives of others. That is exactly what happens when you make the first move.

Kindness is contagious and actually brings about physical and psychological change in the giver, the receiver and whomever is watching the act of kindness.

This is a proven fact.

Smiling at you...

Happy Weekend Smiley.

hugs Sharon

julie said...

Akasa...oh my...I am so touched by what you wrote here...I have no words except these...you are seeing qualities in me that I am learning from women like you...you teacher, you woman of substance and heartsong...grace and beauty....I am also joyful to be able to call you sister..xoxox Happy, happy, joy, joy..!!

julie said...

Angela and Sharon...I count you among my sisters of the spirit too...and you know what?...I believe that if enough of us women connect and then connect with others, WE can change the world...at least the spirit of it.....xoxox

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