Sometimes I think about what emotions are. Why do we experience feelings like anxiousness or fear? When things seem to be opposing me, I can get down. That’s when I start to think of ways to turn my current state into something more positive. Life is short, be happy as much as possible and so today around the time of year when we wish to experience joy, there are often stressful shopping trips, cramped parking lots and many social engagements to attend. So much love and fun is meant to be had, but at the same time, it can get a bit overwhelming too. I have some thoughts on joy and how to bring it forth when life can throw you a curve ball;)
What is pure joy?
Is it the feeling of accomplishing a goal?
Is it watching your child grow?
Is it overcoming an obstacle?
Is it learning something new or making connections?
Joy is the outcome of giving.
Joy is the release of positive emotion.
Joy is the recognition of watching your child make good choices.
Joy is finding that deep connection with another free of judgment.
How can I find joy everyday?
Be true to your feelings, be genuine.
See each moment for the worth it gives to you.
Look for it in places where it seems vacant.
Bring it with you to others always, it will bring you more joy to give it.
Look into the eyes of each person you talk to, really look.
Smile at people you don’t know.
Look in the mirror and smile when you feel down, really smile.
Find light on days when the sun doesn’t shine.
Use your happiness to extend to others.
Spare some money for someone in need.
Stare into the eyes of your lover each day, give a hug too.
Find common ground in a distanced relationship.
Excuse an outburst that was not thought through.
Most of all- find a strength you have and let it lead you.
Put blinders on and follow the path that feels right.
Your heart doesn’t lie to you, it loves you unconditionally.
Never question your worth, it will forever be priceless.
Best wishes as you prepare this last week before the holidays and always.
Lisa Michelle xo