The Art of Joy and Dance!

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My mom is visiting me and brought me a book  by Wilfred A. Peterson and it is called, “More About The Art Of Living.”  What strikes me is that this book was written in 1966!
I would love to share some excerpts from the book with you as I feel that it goes along nicely with the cards I have pulled these last two days: Joy and Dance.

Dance with Desiderada

“The art of joy is having a love affair with life.  It is embracing life, drawing close to you all the beauty and wonder and goodness of the universe.  It is having a heart aglow with warmth for all your companions on the journey of life.  It is an expression of inner music.  It is radiating joy as does a band of musicians.  It is a blend of laughter and tears.  Often it is the deep joy that comes to you through the mist of the years as you recall tender memories of joyous days gone by.  It is sharing your joy. ‘Some people,’ wrote the poet Walt Whitman,’are so much sunshine to the square inch.’ The joyous person seems to be plugged in to the sun itself.  It is putting forth of all your powers.  It is the flood-tide of inspiration, the glory of creation.  As you work with joy you find joy in your work.  It is looking for the joys that come in small, precious packages and making the most of them, knowing that big packages of joy are few and far between.  Joy is the flag you fly when the Prince of Peace is in residence within your heart.  Joy is love bubbling forth into life.”  Here is to you dancing through your life with joy!

Sending sunshine and faery magic your way,

Susanne