Wednesday, May 6, 2009
One of my favorite blog posts (for both blogs) is the one I wrote about the joy I felt when driving my Bug convertible with the top down. It was fun to write and I loved the comments I received.
The other day I was reading a reflection from Merton that I receive weekly from the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living. In this reflection taken from one of his journals, Entering the Silence, Thomas Merton writes about the first time he drove a car. In this case it was a jeep. Actually he didn't just drive it, he went "mudding!" He didn't put it that way but it sure sounded like it!!
And he had the time of his life!! He was told never to take the jeep out again but I don't think he cared about that. Thomas Merton had fun.
Guess I am not alone in some of the simple ways that I have found joy! Sometimes we don't find it - it finds us.
And then we thank God.