The moment I remember from last weekend’s National Football League games. Yes, the Bronco victory takes headlines.
What I remember most was after a Carolina Panther touchdown the player ran to the stands and handed the football to a little girl…the moment was indelible…and may it ever be. Her unharnessed joy, the elation with the gift. What a surprise! So very precious. Her joy has not left my eyes…and hopefully no less, my heart.
The joy of a child. The moments with grandchildren…when they point to the top shelf in a toy store and pick out a stuffed animal…a jaguar…that is taller than she. When the 3-pound catfish is caught and the beaming of a joyful grandson…ah, might it never be absent. The joy.
When tossing and catching a football…or playing croquet in the backyard. All the previous moments…when joy is more than evident…is the voice of their heart.
When grandchildren know their personal Christmas Gift is to feed children plagued by hunger…for a year. It is a gift for them…and they realize through them to help others. Joy is their response.
Then to receive this utube from Dawn Koenig—Dawn…not misnamed—a utube that has been blogged before. Dawn and John Koenig are one of my wedding-officiant couples.
What I see and value…the two Japanese children [not youth yet] who sing about becoming more than we can be, walking on the seas of danger and threat and bullying. In short, being alive and never letting go and at the deepest pulse of being, joy manifest.
So I share…and ask for each of us….even though in life I’m in sales and not management…that joy may not ever be stranger…and our gratitude for same never absent.
As you hear the music…and the words…think of joyful moments in this journey we call human…and in memory and vision, may we never lose the spirit of “yes” to life and to this new day.