Is joy contagious?
It is a small experiment in creativity, you choose a word, search a free resource site for the image or photograph that results in a list, and then write a short narrative about it.
For this occasion the word was chosen: Jump
I was a bit distracted, I sat at a table in a small cafeteria during my lunch break at work, I have a problem on my hands that I'm not sure how to solve.
That looks like it's going to give me headaches. Why do things like this have to happen? When everything seems to be calm, an unexpected event occurs that alters everything.
Suddenly I saw a young girl, almost a girl, pass by full of joy, optimism, and carefreeness. She was carrying some balloons and at one point, for no visible reason or cause, she jumped slightly while laughing.
It was such a pure laugh, so joyous and jovial. Truly the laughter that one would expect from a young woman who has not filled herself with the mortifications, worries and rules of adults.
For a moment I smiled too. My frustration eased a bit and I suddenly noticed something very obvious. I had part of the solution to the problem that plagued me at work in the morning, but I was so upset, frustrated and focused on the bad things of the situation, that I lost effort and could not find how to begin to solve it.
Well, I do not have the total solution, but I can start to solve the problem from a few things and move forward, that is better than sinking into the feeling of worthlessness.
I turned to see the young girl walking away, she was happily following her walk, she did not know that she had helped a poor nobody like me. When I got up and left the payment for the coffee, I noticed that everyone at the outside tables in the cafeteria had different smiles and their bodies seemed more relaxed and renewed.
What happened? Perhaps ... do we catch her joy? That sounds crazy, but it made me smile with greater gusto. If joy is contagious and helps solve the things that we have to face, well, welcome to that contagion!
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