I Have Found Such Joy

by Sandra Foreman February 13, 2021

Have you ever read a poem that stimulates your emotions and memories? It happens quite often to me, and is the one reason I enjoy poems that speak about self-love, compassion, kindness, and gratitude. Whenever I’m having an off day, I’ll reach for a poem. In some ways it improves my mood, even if only momentarily. Here is one poem that I hope will bring you joy, or at least a smile on your face as you read it.

 

I Have Found Such Joy
by Grace Noll Crowell
I have found such joy in simple things;
A plain, clean room, a nut-brown loaf of bread,
A cup of milk, a kettle as it sings,
The shelter of a roof above my head,
And in a leaf-laced square along the floor,
Where yellow sunlight glimmers through a door.
I have found such joy in things that fill
My quiet days; a curtain’s blowing grace,
A potted plant upon my window sill,
A rose, fresh-cut and placed within a vase;
A table cleared, a lamp beside a chair,
And books I long have loved beside me there.
Oh, I have found such joys I wish I might
Tell every woman who goes seeking far
For some elusive, feverish delight,
That very close to home the great joys are;
The elemental things – old as the race,
Yet never, through the ages, commonplace.



Sandra Foreman
Sandra Foreman

Author



Also in News

Summertime

by Sandra Foreman February 13, 2021

Summer has arrived. In this season, our reaction can differ. For some of us, summer is a time to slow down if we work in professions that allow us break away during the months of June through August. For others, our work lives continue with the additional responsibility to arrange reliable childcare or summer camps, which can add financial burdens and worries. And, then, there are a significant number of us who may have the opportunity to arrange our schedules to slow down during this time in any number of ways. 

Continue Reading

Calmness of the Heart

by Sandra Foreman February 13, 2021

"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." - Unknown

Continue Reading

The Rest, Reset and Restore Retreat
The Rest, Reset and Restore Retreat

by Sandra Foreman February 13, 2021

The Spa in Me, LLC, wants to place women on a self-care path by helping them realize they are worthy of making themselves a priority. For this reason we have planned a women's retreat, The Rest, Reset and Restore Retreat , on  October 27, 2018, from 8am-5pm, in Dripping Springs, Texas, at Onion Creek KItchens at Juniper Hills Farm. 

Continue Reading