There’s this tiny, little waterfall in Rock Creek that I pass every so often when I’m driving to a class. Throughout winter and this time of year, while the leaves are not quite out in their full splendor yet, I can see that little waterfall clearly from the road as I drive by…but in a few short weeks that waterfall will be hidden under the bounty of leaves.
That little waterfall, that little spot elicits just a ridiculous amount of joy in me when I pass by it. It’s this little pocket of joy while the trees are bare and the leaves are on the ground…in a few short weeks that waterfall will still be there, we’ll still be able to find it, we’ll just have to do a little more searching as it won’t be quite as clear.
Sometimes spontaneous joy is in our lives just there for the taking, right? Sometimes we don’t have to go looking or seek it out in order to find and feel that joy…it just shows up without any effort on our part.
But sometimes we have to seek that joy out, we have to look for it. Sometimes we have to go searching for that joy, for a little more lightness in our lives. Sometimes that joy might be there, but it might be hidden for a season and we have to search it out to find it.
I don’t think either of those options are right or wrong…I don’t think either of those ways to reach joy and happiness are more or less valid, they’re just different.
My friends, I hope you can find a little more lightness and joy in your week…whether it’s spontaneous and easy, or whether you have to seek it out and put some effort in to find it.
I hope you have a joyful week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!