Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I wish you joy

This morning my alarm went off at 5:20 as usual. What wasn't usual is that I was really happy and peaceful as I reached to turn it off. I felt like I was waking up to the best, most-anticipated day ever. As I was laying there, just trying to put a name to it (could it be joy?), I found no reason for it. Seriously, in less than 2 minutes I realized that:

1. I'm getting sick with a clogged ear and very sore throat
2. I have way more stuff to accomplish today than time to accomplish it
3. The problems I had when I went to sleep didn't disappear over night and I was able to fully remember each one

But, in spite of all that, I was given a gift this morning. A sliver of joy. A glimpse of God.

I'm holding onto that for the day. Whatever comes my way today, I had one brief moment of joy. Sometimes, that can be enough.

Or I could have been in the middle of a really cool dream. The world (and I) may never know.


Marla said...

so glad for your glimpse of joy!!! :) keep on keepin on!

sara said...

That's a great story. I usually find that first thing in the morning, I am so happy and calm, and then in the time it takes for my feet to swing out of bed and hit the floor, the problems of yesterday have taken up residence back on my shoulders. But those first few moments are fabulous as you know!

Hope you feel better & manage to miraculously avoid getting sick!

Unknown said...

...brings to mind CS Lewis' book, Surprised by Joy..