I feel joy around me
Calling me into the dance
Circling, twirling, laughing
Flowers lend their colorful voice
The birds join in brightly
The sun adds the sound of trumpets
The trees add there sturdy bass
Dancing with nature and love
Come join in the dance!
We experience joy all around us, if we are open and mindful of nature’s sounds and sights. Sometimes we are so busy we forget to look at the clouds or hear the birds singing. Even in winter, the trees have something to say. They may appear barren, but have you ever noticed their beautiful shape and how their bareness has a beauty of its own?
The people we see daily can also give us joy. For example, we can experience joy when someone smiles at us. It seems like such a simple gesture, yet they are glad to see us and are making an effort to let us know that. What about the laugh of a child or a baby? Or the love of a kitten or puppy? If we stop to think about it, joy can be heard and seen without effort.
Why is it important to be joyful? Joy can help us find our inner strength and peace. It helps us be caring and thoughtful. People enjoy others who are positive: its human nature. However, the main reason to be joyful is that is helps us feel good about ourselves and others. It is much easier to be positive when we are joyful. It is easier to handle the challenges of each day when we an effort to see the joy around us.