There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but the discovery of joy ~ Joyce Grenfell
For as long as I can remember, joy is not something that has come naturally to me. I don’t know if that’s got to do with my biological makeup or the fact that I think too much, worry too much, want to understand too much and just allow myself to drift into melancholy rather than relish those moments of joy that are present on any given day. And even in those rare moments in which I do find joy, I often worry that it’s only transient and what will happen once it’s gone. I guess that’s why I’ve always been drawn to photos and stories of sorrow. I resonate with them deeply. And yet, in the past two years something has changed in me. I’m still the same person with the same ups and downs that are quite fleeting. But with the birth of my third child I’ve discovered the joys of motherhood, of life, of the simple joys our inner child can connect with. Perhaps it’s the fact that my first two kids came in quick succession, both being colicky and sick all the time or the fact that I was close to 30 when he was born and thus older and more contemplative, I’m not quite sure myself. And I probably shouldn’t care too much to find reason either. But watching #babybenjamin revel in the simple joys has made me stop and laugh along with him. I find myself being drawn into his cocoon of joy and it’s easier for me to be in the moment and take it all in. And it makes me want to live life more fully, stop and be present for those moments of joy, dance along with him and be silly just because. They say happiness comes from within. I’m not always able to find that within me and often believe it’s something that comes from within if you’re lucky enough to have it. But joy, the discovery of joy is something that has come to me thru my child and I will try and cherish that at every opportunity. And I want to share that with you. Meet our #AW19 Collection, inspired by the simple joys of the childhood .
I’d love to know what are some of the simple joys you cherish in life? Please share in the comments! #simplejoy #fiercelydelicate #joysofchildhood #momlife #childhoodmoments #velvetslippelisse