Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~ Helen Keller
When was the last time you did something purely for the joy of it? That’s right, just for the joy of it. Not because you had to do something, or you felt you should do something, or it is what everyone wanted to do. How long has it been since you decided that you would do something because you knew it would bring you great joy?
What is joy? As defined in Oxford's English dictionary, joy is “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” Joy can be any level of happiness. It is a feel-good emotion. I bet most of you reading this right now would like to feel happier no matter how happy you are!
It seems as though joy is not as evident in our world as it used to be. So much going on with national and international events that causes joy to take a back seat in day-to-day life. What if you could have more joy in your life?
Some of you have a great deal going on in your life that may seem far away from anything joyful. Sometimes you can get so far into the rabbit hole that you can’t see a way out. That is where joy can come in and help you.
No matter what is happening, I guarantee that you can find joy regardless how small it may seem. Take off the glasses of darkness and look through your eyes in a new way. You can find a way to bring joy to any moment to help you climb out of the hole you may have fallen into.
I bet you are thinking to yourself that you don’t know how or what to do. Understandable! Start small to bring in even one ray of joy into your life.
Take five minutes to go outside and stand barefoot on the grass. Be childlike. Feel the coolness of the grass and how it feels between your toes. Face the sun. Feel the warmth of the sun entering your body from above while the coolness of the grass and ground are coming into you from below. Feel the joy of that!
No matter what your age is, there are experiences, people, and things that have brought you joy. If it has been a while since you have felt joy, reflect on how you did feel the last time you felt joy. Sit in the feeling of that joy. Even experiencing joy again like this is beneficial.
Reflecting on what has brought you joy in the past may help you understand what you can do in the present to bring joy back into your life. Even if you are an adult, it is okay to do some of the things that brought you joy when you were young. Did you like to paint with watercolors or bake with your mom? Did you love being outside riding your bike all day? Perhaps now you can do some of these things again.
Maybe it is time to find new ways to bring joy into your life. What do you feel you could do to bring joy into your life in a different way? Consider all the things that bring a smile to your face or cause your heart to be full just from thinking about them. Give yourself permission to try something new.
Regardless of what is happening around you and, in the world, it is a gift that you give everyone when you are happy. It is not selfish! Rather, it is beneficial for everyone around you. Your happiness may be just what someone needed to get out of the hole they found themselves in.
Finding your joy is something currently needed on this planet. Happiness and joy are high frequency feelings that lift up all who experience it. Your joy does and will have an impact on everyone and everything on the Earth.
Do it for the joy of it.
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