While at my sister's house, I found a sparkly crown belonging to her seven-year-old granddaughter. On a whim, I put on the crown and was instantly transformed. (Well, not really, but I felt transformed for that moment.)
I was a princess. A beautiful, lovely princess with the world at my fingertips.
I took off the crown, and I was me once more. But those feelings remained. Wouldn't it be great if we could all wear a crown for a few moments every day? If we don't have a crown, maybe we could make one out of paper and glitter. Or maybe we can just put on our "imagination caps" and see ourselves as princesses.
Better yet, maybe we could lift another up, making him or her feel like they are wearing a crown. I've written before about lifting others up. We can do it with a smile, a word, a kind act.
Joy for today: wearing a crown and helping others do the same.