What Brings You Joy?

It was a cold and refreshing night when we walked together through a display of  Christmas lights.  I love all the lights, especially the ones that flicker, twinkle and blink off and on as though they are winking at me.

The best light of all is when I look into children's eyes and see them sparkle. What makes them twinkle like little stars? Is it the pure joy welling up from inside of them when they know without a doubt that they are valued and loved unconditionally?

When I see their eyes light up I know, without a doubt, that I am rich. I am in the presence of pure joy. Is there any gift more precious than that?

Joy comes in a variety of packages. One of my favorite is seeing a sparkle in the eyes of people I love. What brings you joy?

Christmas Hugs,