What gives you joy?  How can you discover joy?

You are invited to a conversation on joy, July 21 at 1:00 pm in the Brooklyn Meeting Room (110 Schermerhorn Street in downtown Brooklyn). Whether you have found joy, happiness or contentment, are searching for it, or are cranky about it, you are welcome.  Our conversation will be followed by light refreshments — in the garden, weather permitting.

 

Some background: this last spring, CQL (Concern for Quaker Living) sponsored a book group reading the The Gift Of Years by Joan Chittister. We found it rewarding as she thoughtfully and spiritually explored key elements of aging.  Here are themes discovered:

 

We need to accept where we are. We cannot change the past but we do not need to live at the effect of it. We can learn new things, ideas. What are you motivated to learn? We can offer a lot and gain contentment by being engaged and helping others. What are you called to do? We need to find joy and happiness. Each day is a gift.  What gives you joy?

 

This last query is of particular interest, as it can affect quality of life and, as clinicians have discovered, even physical health.

 

So we invite you to join us to explore the pursuit of joy, happiness, contentment, to ask what might be standing in the way, and to enjoy the inspiration Friends together can provide.

 

Questions?  Please email Joan Malin, joanmal53@gmail.com, or Linda Gnat-Mullin, lindagnatmullin@gmail.com  Hope to see you there!

 

Sunday, July 21, 1-2:30pm, at the Brooklyn Meetinghouse and online (hybrid)