What joy do you have?

We recently re-watched the movie First Knight, where King Arthur lands up handing over his most treasured and beautiful lady to Sir Lancelot on his death bed, a real love story amidst the purging of evil through war. Strangely, one of the most famous lines in the movie is the one that truly hit home for me. Kind Arthur speaks to Lancelot and says:

A man who fears nothing loves nothing, and if he loves nothing what joy does he have?

What do you fear?

What do you love?

What makes your soul overflow with endless bubbles of joy?

I look around me and see absolute boredom in people’s faces. Going about their daily routines, almost hopeless, walking around aimlessly with idle hands, living behind a mask and that not by choice. The noise, the hustling and bustling, the chaos. So many distractions. Again I ask:

What do you fear?

What do you love?

Where is your joy?

Has your dancing turned to mourning?

It may be one of those difficult things to do, sitting quietly to dig down deep and find your own internal joy, not bouncing off of others but really just being so content with who you are, where you’re at, and where you’re going. Imagine if we could do just one thing every day that brings us deep satiable joy?

For me, one of my favourite joy-inducing activities so to say, is allowing myself to sleep in a little later, cuddled up with my hubby, prefarably close and naked. In those moments I really do feel content and happy. My next favourite is sharing a good cup of coffee (Rise and Grind) together, before embarking on our busy schedules. It somehow appears to ground me (excuse the pun). It calms the organised chaos that I know lies ahead. Something so simple and yet it screams joy. I certainly look forward to those mornings.

It can be anything you want it to be. Sometimes just hearing my hubby laugh out loud brings me immense joy, but that becomes really hard to schedule in 🤔. Or getting out into nature, prefarably the Drakensburg for me, and just being there in the moment. I don’t ever want to lose my love and passion for these things, even though they may just be passing moments.

So the challenge is really simple. After digging deep to identify those things that bring you joy, pick one thing every day and pursue it daily.

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