You Fill My Heart with Gladness

I love the Pixar movie Inside Out. I especially love the Sadness character; she makes me laugh, probably because I can really relate to her. For Christmas last year, Greg bought me a Sadness doll. When I went on my business trip last week, I brought Sadness with me to cheer me up. (I know that sounds weird, but Sadness does cheer me up.)

I was able to go home and spend a day with Greg and A.J. before heading out on another trip. When I got home Friday night I opened my suitcase and left it on the bedroom floor to clean out on Saturday.

Saturday morning we got up and I got A.J. his breakfast. When he was done he went outside and soon came back in. After I finished my breakfast, I looked outside and saw something blue laying out on the lawn. A.J. had taken Sadness out of my suitcase, carried her outside, and left her there. And I realized: A.J. took away my Sadness.

You fill my heart with gladness,
Take away all my sadness,
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.

Have I Told You Lately, Van Morrison