|My buddy Keith, age 65, and after 40 years away from motorcycles,|
re-discovering life on a Honda VFR 750
Finding joy in a day starts with being willing to find it and a great deal of finding joy in a day is tied to enthusiasm. When enthusiasm for at least one good thing in our life is gone, joy is hard to come by.
I have certain things in my life that make me smile -- my dog, photography, a motorcycle ride. I turn to those things when I feel myself being dragged down; I see them as gifts from God to be used for my own health and wellbeing and to restore my sense of joy and purpose, which has been hard pressed of late.
Some people, beset by life's problems, give up the desire to see the smile on another's face, the humor in a story, the power of a warm handshake, the embrace of a friend, the innocence of a child or puppy, and then joy slips from their life. Keeping joy in one's day starts with being open to finding it. That's a lesson I've had to re-learn more than once, so my life remains a work in progress.