Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
It has been a day to embrace the joyful things to make the day a happier one.
*Dog walks on the wood chip laden trail.
*A child's laughter
*Whipped cream on any dessert
*Sunshine and warmth
*My little nephews
*Buying running shoes
* Long running trails
*A sandy beach
*Peanut butter cups
*Smiles, hugs, and kisses
*Red cabbage and other German foods
*The sun rising
Khalil Gibran explains in the The Prophet.
“Then a Woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.
And he answered.
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with tears.
And how else can it be?The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is the lute that soothers your spirit the very wood that was hallowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall in the truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say , “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep in your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at a standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weight his gold and silver, needs must your joy or sorrow rise and fall.”