In this fresh new year — try to find a spark of joy in every day.
It could be a spot of bright nature;
or something new you’ve never seen before;
Conversely, joy could appear in something you see every day, but never stopped to appreciate.
We can find joy in remarkable human engineering feats;
or inspiring people;
or art, so many forms of art.
Some of the most cheerful joy comes in simple forms.
There will be times, however, in the new year when difficulty or despair take over.
Joy might not be readily accessible in the darkness.
For these times, go to sleep, rest…
… and try again tomorrow.
Warmest thanks to my blogging friends and readers, for a year filled with joyful sweet moments, warm words, happy smiles, vicarious adventures, stunning images, and heartfelt sharing. Gentle wishes for a new year filled with joy.
Written by Jet Eliot
All photos by Athena Alexander.