If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it.
...whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
When I saw these lines in a recent newsletter from James Clear it made me smile. They're from Mary Oliver's poem Don't Hesitate which we had as a reading at our wedding.
It's a poem that asks us to remember that among all the terrible things that happen in the world and amidst all our errors of judgment, there's still possibility. There's still joy if we take the time to notice and nurture it.
Carry your life lightly
Or turn the wheel too sharply
But if you keep the handbrake on, you’ll never know
The joy of moving free, countering gravity
No need for fear
Even at speed you can correct a swerve