Whenever my joy quota seems to be running in low supply, I know that there is no more joy to be found than in love. We cannot, of course, control the amount of love that comes into our lives, but we can certainly control the love we create. There are so many opportunities within us to create love, from those bits of love found in appreciation of the sunlight yielding all the subtle colors of a leaf, to the realization of just how wonderful someone is who we are blessed to have within our lives. Certainly we know these loves are there, but it is so easy within the maze and confusion we call life to let them be forgotten, as we simply try to get through a hectic day.
It is within those most hectic and stressful parts of life that we most need to slow down a bit, and specifically take time to remember those things in life which give it the most meaning. To each of us, whether it be the notes of a favorite song, the words of a poem, or my favorite, the smile on a loved one's face, those bits of light with which we fill those moments in our day, and the special places in our heart, are what help keep life from overwhelming us.