I can't explain why, but I felt joy today. Watching Justin and Lily, a little girl I babysit for, swinging on the swings, smiling, I felt joy. (Now part of it might be that they can pump their feet this summer, and I can read a book while they swing.)
I don't want to over-analyze the feeling. I felt joy when I should have felt exhaustion after a very long night with a sick hubby. I felt anticipation and excitement for the future, not really knowing what it holds, but knowing my God and that is enough.
I felt joy today.