Where Art Thou Joy


Joy does not have our address

It cannot find us by itself

No next day delivery

From an Amazon Prime shelf


We must search it out

Find it all on our own

But of where it is found

There is so little known


For different people

It hides in different spaces

And it can be found in

Some unusual places


Stop sitting there waiting

For joy to find you

It will not arrive without

The search it is due


There are no road maps

Or How-To books

But you will certainly find it

All you have to do is look


13 Responses to “Where Art Thou Joy”
  1. beth says:

    and it is all around us, if we open our eyes and heart

  2. Finding joy is as simple as your words indicate, but truly only if we put in the work to search for it. Maybe we need to make ‘search for joy’ a part of our daily to-do list and making the time to do it!

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    As always, your words give me comfort! Beautiful! Like we all do, I had two rough days that go deep to the heart. I feel “deeper” than in my past. Age? Pandemic? Letting go? My soul had a good cry. I mourned that which I cannot change; only I can change. Ironically, I used sunflowers in my post today. But through it all, the sadness, health, politics, just life,…I know where my joy lies. And it’s in me. I sometimes have to “feel the feels” and and the layers lift to expose the joy. It’s a must! Have a beautiful day my friend! 🤍🙏🤗

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I am glad my words could be of some comfort, and I am sorry to hear that you are struggling. I agree that sometimes you have to “feel the feels”. But there is unbounded joy inside you that will always be yours. Be well and be happy, my beautiful friend! 🤗🌹💐😘

      • K.L. Hale says:

        Thank you, Brad. Yes, we all have struggles. And I find they are the hardest when it comes to family. But we all do have it! And there is indeed joy that lives in me~I’ll never let it leave! Be well and blessed too, my precious friend! 💛♥️😘🎶

  4. Jim Borden says:

    joy is all around us; we just have to be on the lookout for it, and appreciate it when we find it…

  5. The beginning of Spring is a wonderful time to publish this message!

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    True my friend I am with your very gracious sister on this one. We have to sometimes seek where we are likely to find joy. Great poem! Hugs 🤗 Jonikins

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