Tell Us Of The Joys Of Your Life, Both Before PD, Before COVID-19 Sanctions, And Now.
What are the little moments in your day or night that give you Joy?
Those moments before PD,
Those moments before COVID-19 sanctions, and
Those moments now, today...
For her job at the University of Montana, my sister was required to take a class on Happiness. One of the class assignments was to write down the unexpected moments that made you happy.
This is a Happiness question. Complain somewhere else!
One of the Joys of my Life has been to have been able to attend church on Sundays. Now that this has been taken away, I view church services virtually. I guess where I'm going with this is that even without the actual church service we are able to see God all around us, and what Better time to do that than in the spring when all nature comes to life. Parkinson's may be bad, but God is Good and He is the One who will see us through each day. This is my daily Joy!
-Witnessing a moon bow...
-Standing enthralled by the silent immensity of the aurora borealis...
-To stand at the summit after a difficult climb.
-Watch your child take that first uncertain step.
-Hear the delighted voice of a child catching snowflakes as they softly drift down from the sky.
-See the light of understanding blossom on a person's face.
I loved watching my pre-k students play and learn. I loved when they told me I was so pretty when I was rushed in the morning and felt like a mess! My husband made me so happy when he couldn't wait to introduce me to his clients because he thought I was beautiful and so intelligent! I love talking to my son. We have so much in common. I love when he calls me on his way home from work. I get so excited when my husband comes home from the store with suprises for me. It means a lot since I can no longer shop for myself. I don't dance well anymore but I still love it. My grandchildren make me very happy. My family brings me great joy. I enjoy hearing from old friends. I love when my meditation works with very little off time!
My family gives me joy...and sometimes not joyful, but that is what makes a family. It's the dynamics of having a large family (I have 7 kids, 19 grandchildren, and 14 great grand kids-when you count in the spouses that's a total of 81). That's dynamics or should I say dynamite.
I would only repeat what you said; "but I have found what helps me keep moving and keep going". To each of us, we must find that routine that keeps us going-the difficulty is finding that "routine" because we are, in many ways, so different from one another. I congratulate you on staying the course until you found the way. Keep the Faith and we will defeat the PDemon.