Defining joy.

You are ever so graceful and eloquent with your words, and I admire that.
You write of love, of calm, of adventure of fear, of excitement,
next, can you write of happiness? 

You know those tiny moments that seemingly arise out of nowhere, on the most average of days? Moments that make your heart swell and your eyes crinkle and then you can't seem to produce anything other than a smile? And then your so full of inspiration there's a shower of falling stars in your core? This little email was sitting in my inbox this evening and it threw me for a loop, but in the best way possible.  

Happiness is all sorts of wonderful things to me -- warm things, soft things, deep, light, loving, amusing, special things. It's imagination and grace. My darling fiance and how our lives together are just beginning. My sweet family and friends. Smelling the change in the air from summer to harvest. The layer of salt and sand you acquire after spending the day in the ocean. A fierce workout that makes you proud to be you. The vastness of nature and the universe we all reside in. It's feeling and thinking and library-laughs and loving so deeply. Happiness is so immeasurable. I may not directly write of it, but it is quite the merit in my life -- much of what I share in this space is happiness.  

And this? This from a dear reader, is happiness bursting from the seams. Thank you.

I absolutely love this stuff. Inspiration, creativity -- goodness, I wish everybody would write. I want to read about what makes you glad. That being said, I will share with you part of my response to her: 

If I ignite a flame in just one person's being, enough that they feel, 
smile, think, write, or, like you -- who perhaps engaged in 
all four -- took the time to reach out to me,
then I feel my job is complete.  


  1. :) Beautiful. Happiness doesn't have to be overt but it's nice sometimes to reflect purely on that emotion. x jemima

    1. Thank you. Yes I agree! This was actually a challenging post to construct -- kind of like describing a color to somebody.

  2. Dude I love this post! You are one beautiful soul!




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  4. Absolutely beautiful!! You really do write quite eloquently. :)