Thursday, April 22, 2010

Writers Workshop Thursday - Happy Sheep!

I am not going to lie to you. The reason I picked a topic about 'joy in the moment' is because it is hard for me to find. I am pessimistic...I like to call it very realistic but P and others just shake their heads at me. I am working on it...occasionally...

I can find joy when I look for it but I have to REALLY look sometimes.

There is something small that I find joy in every time I see it.

I pass a farm driving to and from the office and with the spring come these.

There is really not much cuter than baby sheep. Have you ever watched them? Their joy is contagious. As I am driving along, I actually hope for a red light so I can stop and watch them cavort in the field. When they were first let outside with their mamas they were a little timid. They stuck close to their milk supply and looked around a little. As days went by they started noticing other little sheep their size. Then they started playing with each other, not in groups but a couple would get together and start jumping around on their still wobbly legs. You could feel their joy in just being alive. And they are so white, they almost sparkle! I think if it were dark they would twinkle.

A few weeks go by and all of a sudden they have formed a posse and are tearing around the field together. No worries, no cares. For some reason the 30 seconds I get to watch this, opens my heart and clears the clutter from my head. There is sincere joy in that sheep field and I got to experience it for a moment. That is a treasure.

10 comments:

Los said...

Sometimes something so small can bring such joy ... to all of us. I enjoy the smell of hot asphalt when it rains for some reason ... I can't explain.

Sue said...

Bahhhh, bahhhhh. They are really cute!

Michelle said...

AH! Lambs are cute. I did a post about joy too. Having a hard time the last few days myself.

paige said...

I can't even look at that picture very long because of the cuteness. Too much cute. I just want to hug one. :)

Nessa said...

sheep are so sweet... nice way to stop and enjoy the small things.

amy said...

way to take the time to enjoy the little things that bring joy. As a fellow pessimist, it isn't easy :)

pegbur7 said...

awww they are so cute! That would fill my heart with joy too!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

If only we all could frolic as happily as baby sheep!

Cristin said...

Sheep are fantastic to watch. LOVE them. But what I like even better? Goats. Little bitty ones. So freaking cute.

Mj said...

ilove this idea..i have the perfect picture and story for this breath of joy...it's a little place on my left as i drive ....will take a pic soon...