November 15, 2009

Are You Alert to BLISS?

Our son, Doug, recently wrote:

Every morning when I wake up, I let the dogs out the front door and then let them in as soon as I get out of the shower.  This morning, Lola came back but Beckham was missing.   Last night was a clear cold night here in western NY and we had a heavy frost.  When I walked outside to look for Beckham, there he was running to me as soon as I called for him.  The sun was rising over the pond, frost covering the ground, and Beckham running towards me over that frost covered ground as happy as any living thing could possibly be ...... BLISS!

In a recent internet column, eCouragement, author and motivational speaker, Gary Schwantz, suggests that we stay alert to BLISS for it often captures us unaware. 

If you remain alert to moments of joy in your life, you may discover they are more common than you might expect. And there is an unexpected dividend.

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama suggests that our BLISS, our moments of supreme joy and happiness, are contagious and “can expand from an individual to one’s family, to one’s neighborhood, to one’s community, and so on.”  Who knew one person’s BLISS could have such an impact on others?

Are you BLISS vigilant? Are you alert to those moments of  joy and contentment when they occur in your life?