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I spy joy in a leap of faith

Leap of Faith

I was going through the saved photos on my camera and came across this lovely image. I can’t recall where or when I took the photo, but I think this might be a painting in the window of a store front. I vaguely recall something like that. Maybe.

The image alone is eye-catching to me. But I am also struck by the quote from Margaret Shepherd:  Sometimes your  only available transportation is a leap of faith.

Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.

The older I get the more I believe that faith is incredibly important. It is essential for the growth and development of the human soul to believe in something–to be able to believe and trust in something outside of ourselves–whatever you choose that to be. That belief, that faith, can act as an anchor.

I have faith in kindness and love. I have faith that there is good inside every single living thing, even if it’s really hard to see. I have faith that every experience we have can make us better, if we let it. I have faith in our ability to create meaningful, joyful lives. I have faith in the healing power of laughter and that a smile can work magic. I have faith that if we remain true to that which we believe in, miracles can happen.

April 11, 2010   No Comments

I spy joy in laughter

Looking for a good laugh? Check out this happy happy baby and you’ll find yourself giggling in no time.

Kudos to my friend Kristin for introducing this little bit o joy to me.

January 27, 2010   1 Comment

I spy joy in snow

Kellen sledding down 43rd St
Kellen sledding down 43rd St

Although 8 inches of snow mixed with freezing rain can cause all kinds of transportation challenges here in Vancouver, Washington, it sure brightens up the holiday season for the kid in all of us. Several of the children on our street spent a fair chunk of the day sledding down the slight snow-covered slope we live on. Laughter, squeals of delight and many a “who hooo!” could be heard as they reveled in this rare phenomenon for our area.

As I watched my son go down the hill backwards, laying down and seemingly doing the happy dance I too squealed with delight.  And then I promptly went inside to thaw out with some hot tea.

December 21, 2008   No Comments