Monks, Moods & Missions

Today’s card is not a card but a photo of a lovely monastery near Little Rock, AR. I was there last week with a large group of friends–some of whom I call family. When we drove past this place, I thought it looked so serene.

I tend to get in a very reflective mood after these gatherings. I think about where I’ve been and where I am now and where I want to be.

I ran across something I wrote in 2010. Interestingly enough, that was when I first began to really see that my Joy Seeking emphasis was making a real difference in my life.

9/3/2010 Affirmation

I will love myself by living up to my expectations.
I will love myself by speaking with deliberation.
I will love myself by understanding that I have flaws and it’s what *keeps* me human.
I will love myself by engaging with other who are on a path of joy.
I will love myself by loving my friends without judgment.
I will love myself by staying in my own hula hoop.

Who is family in your life? Who is on the same path of joy seeking that you are on? Who encourages you to be the most amazing you possible?

Seek them out. Gather with them. Create intentional communities of fellow joy seekers. Let everyone in who is intent on finding joy.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Marylake Monastery, Arkansas