Monday, December 17, 2012
Monday Motivation — Keeping a Happy Heart
This past weekend has been filled with such great sadness and yet so much incredible joy. The sadness has obviously been from the senseless and incomprehensible tragedy that struck Connecticut. Much like the rest of the nation, my heart has been heavy and my head confused. I can't stop crying and thinking about the innocence that was lost and the courageous educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While the cloud of darkness has yet to fade away, I've realized that I have so many reasons to have great happiness in my heart. The recent announcement of a friend's pregnancy, an engagement, and attending a beautiful baby shower this past weekend, along with Christmastime, has all helped keep my sad heart balanced with love and life.
In our tiny space at home, we light up our white tinsel tree each night. This year, our new ornament is the big pink heart you see above. I bought it at a little garden store in Amsterdam, and compared to our four foot tree, it looks quite large. It's a sweet reminder to keep my heart big during the holiday season. I hope you have a reason to keep a happy heart despite any sadness that you may be facing. May your days be merry and bright.