Finding Joy in the Glimmer of Sunlight
I was asked what brings me joy, 2 weeks ago. I honestly, couldn't answer.
Daylight savings and seasonal affective disorder comes fast and I'm not happy.
It's often the simplest moments that bring us the most profound joy.
For me, that joy is found in a sun-filled room, where I can sit in a comfy chair and watch as suncatchers are gently kissed by the warm embrace of sunlight.
There's something magical about this scene that never fails to lift my spirits and fill my heart with happiness.
As I sit here, basking in the glow of those dancing prisms of light, I can't help but wonder what it is about this experience that brings me so much joy. Is it the nostalgic connection to a cherished memory, or is it the promise of new possibilities that each glimmer represents?
One possibility is that it reminds me of 8 Maiden Lane, a place where I was able to create something beautiful and meaningful. Perhaps it's the subtle connection to that time and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it. The suncatchers, catching and reflecting light, serve as a reminder of the beauty that can be created when we put our hearts and minds into something we love.
But there's more to it than just nostalgia. It's also about embracing the present moment and finding solace in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life. In a world that often feels dark and overwhelming, those sun-kissed suncatchers serve as a beacon of hope. They remind me that even in the darkest of times, there is always light if we take a moment to see it.
Especially during the season of early darkness, when daylight becomes a precious commodity, this simple ritual becomes even more significant. It's a way to pay homage to the sun, the ultimate source of light and life. It's a way to acknowledge the power of the natural world and the beauty it can bring into our lives.
In a way, this daily ritual is a meditation, a moment of mindfulness that allows me to center myself and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me. It's a reminder that joy can be found in the smallest of things, in the play of light and shadow, in the subtle changes that each passing moment brings.
So, as I sit in that sun-filled room, watching my suncatcher come alive with light, I am reminded of the simple yet profound truth: there is always light if we take a moment to see it. It's a lesson I carry with me through each day, a reminder that joy is not always found in grand gestures but in the quiet moments of beauty that grace our lives.