contribute joy

Brain Pickings tweeted a great quote this morning:

We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
—Roger Ebert

And so I want to share my joy from this gray, rainy day . . .

Psalm 94. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. —vs. 19

Johnny made spicy chorizo and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Mucho delish.

Rain to nourish our grass and trees.

Remembering our neighbor's bed of amaryllis in the sunlight yesterday. The color of hope.

A burst of citrus aromatherapy from a lemon peel in the garbage disposal.

A fantastic record that I'm playing on repeat: Through the Deep, Dark Valley by The Oh Hellos

JalapeƱo black bean soup and lemon lime Zevia for a late lunch. Just right.

Casey N. Cep's beautifully written review of Christian Wiman's memoir My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer. Casey is one of my favorite people on Twitter. Christian Wiman is one of my favorite authors. I must buy this book soon. I'm reading 7 books, you say? So?

Our sheets are in the dryer which means tonight is Clean Sheets Night. It's the best.

Rooibos chai with a splash of vanilla almond milk.

My crazy, sweet, talented drummer-husband who makes me laugh, loves me so well, and inspires me to work harder and be more creative.

The rustic perfection of my favorite swings at Laity Lodge. I'm writing an essay about our recent trip to The Letter of James for Today retreat. Lord, please give me the words.

Sleep well, my friends. May you have joy and peace in believing.


Christine said...

Ahhhh. I so agree with this quote. On my hardest days, it's even more essential to contribute joy, however hard that is. Love this list (reminds me of our thankfuls!) and the beautiful sun-filled photos. xoxo

jenni said...

This list was surely inspired by our thankfuls. :)