Thursday December 4, 2008 | 3 comments
Take time to rejoice: Joy is the music of the soul
For several months, back in the last millennium, I worked with special-needs children. Living with an assortment of physical and mental challenges, these young people taught me how to celebrate! Skills you take for granted – like tying your shoes, or getting all those darned buttons in the correct teensy holes – are huge accomplishments, and are celebrated, big time. Because of dietary and other concerns, celebrating was a raucous round of hokey-pokey with party hats and carrot sticks afterward. No matter how many times we celebrated, I was in awe of the looks of delight and pride not just on the faces of the guests of honor, but on the faces of all attendees.
To rejoice in this pure way requires that you plant your feet and your mind firmly in the here and now. There is no room for those haunts known as Regret and What If . . . send them off down the road. Let loose! If you would like liquid libation, see Sandy Bushberg’s post, Tea Drunk.
Tell us . . . what is your favorite tea for rejoicing?