One of the things I enjoy about teaching young children is the unbridled joy they express when something pleases them. They express happiness for the the simplest of things: a sticker for doing a good job, their achievement at building something really big with the blocks, their joy at running free in the playground. Their smiles, their laughter and their entire body language reminds me of what it is like to feel joy unfettered by the cares and responsibilities of adulthood. It seems like a long time ago since I experienced this emotion which overpowers the cares of everyday life. I think back to the time I used to dance: moving across the floor without hesitation. The dance seemed to be an expression of the joy I felt when moving to the sound of music. Now the burdens and responsibilities I have seem to dampen the expression of unbridled joy in my life, leaving me with a feeling of contentment and acceptance.
Do you experience unbridled joy in your life?
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: Joy)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014