Monday, April 18, 2011
This weekend I exercised my hiney off. In the wonderful sunshine, in a field surrounded by nature. A couple of people had their dogs out and as I walked the long loop, I watched these beautiful creatures run and fetch. Reminded me of how I've always liked to move and be active, but how I've stalled out with all the recent losses. It's time to start my engine again.
One dog suddenly just flopped on the ground and rolled around with happiness. I laughed aloud at such a delightful display of joy and unabashed enjoyment of life. It really was fun to watch.
Of course, there are my own furry little brothers - Prince William and Harry - who are puppies in cat bodies. They are rascally dudes who are just in love with life - plain and simple. They remind me that I can (and WILL) reclaim the joy that was usually in my heart before all the deaths of loved ones (10 in the last 3.5 years).
And a quote I found that I would like to share...
A 16th Century monk named Fra Giovanni once said, 'The gloom of the world is but a shadow, behind it, yet within our grasp is joy. Take joy.'