Joy is what happens

Joy to your world

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”Marianne Williamson

We don’t tend to think of airports as comfortable or happy places, but this video might change your mind.  During my years with USAir, I often thought how the airport gates were a setting that displayed the entire gamut of human emotions, especially during those days when people were allowed to go to the gate to meet or say farewell with those who were traveling.  Every day, I would see tearful reunions and farewells, people en route to weddings and funerals, anxious friends and families awaiting a stranded or delayed loved one, travelers dealing with cancelled plans or smooth sailing, customers venting frustration and anger, or bubbling over with excitement, happiness and  humor.

I feel obliged to issue a disclaimer: the folks at the Northern Ireland Tourist Board are not even aware I’m sharing this video, let alone paying me to do it. But when watched this video for the first time sitting beside Jeff’s bed in the early evening at the hospital, despite it being a rather sedate and sobering milieu, this clip had me literally clapping in time to the music with a big grin on my face.  I hope it does the same for you.

One year ago today:

Cheerfulness breaking in

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Judy from Pennsylvania

    The YouTube video brings a smile to my face too! I’m sending the link to a friend who is overwhelmed by multiple physical problems right now and needs something joyous to lighten her day. I remember seeing this years ago and it must have been on your blog, Julia. Thanks so much for bringing it back.

    • Thanks, Judy, for taking me to that video again this morning. I never tire of it, and I think you know how much I needed to see it today! ❤ I'm glad you found it helpful and I hope your friend did too. Joy to the World!

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