Joy is a journey, not a destination.
How often have we put off feeling or expressing it for just the “perfect moment” or experience? I believe it can be found each and every day, even amidst dire circumstances because I have experienced it during difficult times. I have seen joy in the midst of sorrow, pain, and suffering because I was looking for and open to experiencing it.
I believe we can each create our own ultimate guide to joy.
What is joyful for you, may not be for me. Today, I invite you to consider three things that bring you joy. Those three things will be the beginning of your own ultimate guide to joy. List those three things in a notebook, in your journal, on paper or your electronic device. This will be step one of your ultimate guide to joy.
If you are looking for some ideas, here are a few prompts:
- Thinking about a loved one.
- Spending time with a pet.
- Spending time in nature.
- Creating something beautiful.
- Eating a favorite meal.
- Reliving a fond experience.
- Daydreaming about or getting away to a beautiful destination.
- Spending the day in your pj’s.
- Listening to music that fills your heart with joy.
- Watching a favorite movie.
I believe joy is a divine gift.
I believe we can all experience it if we allow it into our lives. It was my focus word for a previous year. The more I thought about it, the more of it I found. I was using the Law of Attraction principle that thoughts create our reality; the good news is you can too, dear one. If we want more joy, we must focus our thoughts on joyful things. I also believe this is a marvelous self-care practice. Not only does it benefit you, but it also helps those with whom you come in contact. Your joy can be an excellent gift to the world.
Just for fun, and in case you need a visual reminder that you are entitled to live a joy-filled life, I am including a permission slip which you can print out and add your name to as step two of your ultimate guide to joy. You can ask God and your angels for help in allowing more of it into your life.
Step Three is to list where you found joy and why it brought you joy. This will help shift your focus to more of it as you create your own ultimate guide to joy.
As a recap, here are the 3 steps for creating your guide to joy:
- List three things (or more) that bring you joy.
- Create a permission slip, or use the one provided, as a fun reminder to allow more of it in your life.
- Each day list where you found joy and what about it was joyful.
I am so passionate about joy, that I am even writing a series of books on the subject and created an angel card deck that features a joy card. You can visit my product line to learn more about my joyful creations.
Here’s to creating your joyful life!