Twinkle lights are the perfect metaphor for joy. Joy is not a constant. It come to us in moments — often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down extraordinary moments. Other times we’re so afraid of the dark that we don’t dare let ourselves enjoy the light.
A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. That would eventually become unbearable.
I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration and faith.
~ Brené Brown ~ The Gifts of Imperfection p 80-81
When you look at the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree this year, remember that bursts of joy come in ordinary moments.