Monday, April 12, 2010

How Do You Express Joy?

People express their happiness in different ways. I was flipping channels the other day and ended up in the religious section. My cable company provides me with over 15 religious stations and each presents services that everyone seems to enjoy.

It got me thinking about the different ways people express their joy.

On one channel I watched a lady raise her hand repeatedly and say, "You tell 'em, Reverend. They need to hear the message."

The next channel had a lady stomping her foot and yelling "Amen, brother!"

Another fellow was answering the preacher every time he asked the congregation a question and saying, "I am Father."

One station had everybody running up and down the aisles and speaking in a language that I didn't understand.

They showed one little old lady sitting in her seat, eyes closed and nodding her head in unison with everything the preacher said.

Another station had the pianist playing behind the reverend and pounding on the keys whenever he got excited.

Watching all of these stations got me to thinking about how really different people are and how they express their joy. Some are afraid to make any noise and sit quietly while others just run the aisles and let it all hang out.

It's the same in real life, I think, too. Some are content to sit and watch the world go by and others grab it by the horn and hang on for dear life. So, I ask, how do you express your joy?

Me, I think I do a little of everything.


Rae said...

Depends on the source of the joy...
I laugh till I get tears rolling down my face!
I make up silly songs for the occasion!
I have a quiet peace come over me.

Marla said...

I am all over the map. It really depends on how I am feeling, who I am with and where I am.



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