Library Archive #6

Living Joy

Beyond depression with intentional gratitude

Buried beneath depression
you can hardly see all the love.

But love trumps
with intention to joy.

Here we bring back the sun
genuine people and warm hellos.

Random acts of kindness — but only the truly altruistic kind
sharing hugs, kisses, wrapped in essential oils, bergamot and frankincense.

Home, travel, with Alex to Paris, Santa Fe, the Adirondacks, the howling Pacific
outback on horseback, the wilderness, to the grasses and dunes of the Atlantic.

Embracing my soul and seeing others embrace theirs
the days I am more wolf than woman / that feminine energy.

Without apologizing accepting my wild
freedom from fear, dancing in the surf, barefoot.

Wearing moccasins, guitar by the campfire 
linen, hemp, cotton, dream catchers catching fantasies.

Rumi bringing thoughts of the light breeze of the spirit
engaging with the passionate poetry of love.

Living true heart, soul and spirit 
a life without malls those concrete chambers.

Life with humour, birdsong, sweet are these accolades 
living with joy and compassion.

Gratitude embrace, well beyond this list of love things
yet this listing does bring forth memory, then a smile where there was not.

Namasté, Leah

© 2019 Leah J, M.Ed. Psychology writer/artist/teacher
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