One of The Agronomists favourite sayings is, "Perception is reality."
He'll place it just within ears reach, as I'm mulling and twisting over a decision someone has made.
A decision I cannot even fathom or begin to understand.
And then, with those three words, the seed of understanding is sown.
Because now I have to plant it in their garden, not mine.
When I go for a walk in someone elses muddy shoes, I find them to be somewhat uncomfortable and usually not my style, but wow, does it help me to understand why their toes are pinching.
Perception is reality.
It is a truth I must relearn every day.
It would seem I'm a slow learner
What does this saying have to do with Christmas ornaments?
Well... over the past ten days I've decided I have a new favourite saying.
One that will sit in a place of honour along with "Perception" and another favourite "Do unto your neighbour as you would have them do unto you."
I've decided to add another.
Joy is a decision.
This is a truth I have come to realize over the past ten days of "Finding my Christmas Joy."
I struggled with finding Joy on some days and to be truthful, from hour to hour the pendulum could and would swing.
What I have found though, is that it has been completely up to me, as to whether or not I would find Joy.
Because of setting out on a quest to find it each day, I would be looking for it.
And you know what?
It was always found.
Joy is a decision.
If you look for it, you will find it.
May you have a Merry Joy Filled Christmas!
Today The Agronomist brought home a new Canon 7D for me
which I took the above picture with.
I don't know if it's just my perception?
But I'm pretty sure I have the best husband in the whole wide world.
And no, I'm not handing over any of my shoes for you to walk in.
You'll just have to take my word on the reality of this statement ; )
This post will be linking up with Jenny Matlock's Holiday Blessings today!
Christmas isn't here yet..there is still time to link up with Bungalow'56 and share your own Christmas Joy Inspiration!
Thank you for the awesome Joyful posts and photos below!