Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Small Steps Together: Contagious Joy
My almost 15 year old daughter has been teaching me about joy. Yes, teens can be sullen, moody and silent. She definitely has her moments. But the past few weeks she has resolved to be helpful and attentive to the needs of everyone in this house. But more than that, I have seen her embrace this resolution with JOY. When she comes home from being away for a day, she rushes to greet her 2 year old brother with JOY. Every day, in some small way, she is teaching me this wonderful way to carry on, when I'm tired, when I ache, when I just want to be left alone. I think of this beautiful teen in my house, resolved to bring her energy and JOY to all of us.