Sheer Joy

February 8th, 2013 | Shonali Burke | 6 Comments

Jump for JoyMy usual MO when I go to bed is to read for a while before the Zs actually kick in. Either I read, or I play a game (or several) on my iPad, or I surf Facebook to see what I missed during the day.

On Wednesday night, I saw a video a friend had shared from a Page she had liked. Typically, even if I have a look at those videos or photos (often it’s a snarky someecard… yes, I have a lot of snarky friends), I don’t actually comment or like it myself, because then I get caught up in those annoying notifications of what seems to be every single one of those 1B active users of the Book.

But I did watch it and giggled, because it was so cute.

Then, when I got up yesterday (very early, it’s back to Bootcamp for me!), I was surfing the Book again, and saw someone else share the video. And it made me laugh again. And again. And again.

I still haven’t “liked” it on the Book, because I really hate those notifications – I find it very stressful, but I did find the original video on YouTube and did my duty there. After all, the original poster of the video should get the luhv, don’t you think?

This is the one I’m talking about:

What a great thing it is, to be so lost in the sheer joy that music can bring you. That a song can touch even a baby so deeply that she wakes up – wakes up! – and can’t help but express how much it means to her. Flailing like a whirling dervish, even as she’s restrained by a car seat.

Even if it’s Gangnam Style.

Maybe especially if it’s Gangnam Style.

Is there anything like sheer joy? Being in the moment? The sheer joy of being in the moment, at that moment?

I think not.

What a wonderful way to start the weekend. Have a great one!

Image: Kreg Steppe via Flickr, CC 2.0

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Head honcho of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. She also loves ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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rachaelseda
rachaelseda

Love this. What a good reminder to us all!

KDillabough
KDillabough

Oh my gosh Shonali, I just finished posting this very video all over the place, and here I land and find it here...kindred spirits. I've now watched this multiple times, and it brings me pure joy, especially the sister's magnificent giggle and joy. Cheers! Kaarina

KirkHazlett
KirkHazlett

@Shonali Burke , what a wonderful commentary on finding joy in the simplest things in life. Thank you for sharing!

Shonali
Shonali moderator

@KDillabough Hahah!! Me too. In fact, when I was working on the post, I kept getting distracted by the video itself - it is just so cute!

Shonali
Shonali moderator

@KirkHazlett I just love it. The big sister, especially - she is just too cute!

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