Radical Joy Revealed
May 13, 2015

Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places. We hope you'll enjoy these doorways into places that are both familiar and surprising, and we welcome your suggestions, stories, and photos. Click here to subscribe.

Tough as Lilies of the Valley

Flowers push through concrete
Lilies of the Valley push up through a driveway. Photo by Alison Cornish

Lilies of the Valley are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you consider the qualities of toughness and resistance. Yet, as this photo by Alison Cornish of Sagaponack, New York shows, these delicate, fragrant spring flowers so completely know their place on Earth that they have managed to push up through the hard surface of a driveway!

is compelling image is a symbol of the Radical Joy for Hard Times approach to life in a couple of ways:

1. No matter how tough things are, life will prevail.
2. When you think that the harshness and hardness of a situation is all there is, look a little closer or wait a little longer... and prepare to be surprised. 


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  Make Beauty!
Pass It  On!

On Saturday, June 20 RadJoy's annual Global Earth Exchange soars to a whole new dimension.

Besides making visiting and making the RadJoy bird at a wounded place you love, you can you'll have the opportunity to "link" your RadJoy Bird with two others: one that sends beauty and wholeness to your place, another to whom you'll send these gifts!

For more information and to register visit our website.
Radical Joy for Hard Times is a global community dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss and despair, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth.
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