Create a Life of Joy!

I have an 8 yr old, who woke up one morning, and in her words, ‘feeling like it is not going to be a great day’. I was a little perplexed at the statement so I asked why. She said she didn’t know. So I asked how was the day before, she said actually had a great day before.

This is when my mentor mode kicked in and I told her that her day will be whatever she makes it out to be, but if she needed help in making it a great day all she had to do was think about the things that made her feel good. I was sure she wasn’t going to get it, but by George… she got it!, She looked at me and her eyes and her entire face lit up and she went of saying, ‘I think I’m going to have a great day after all!’

It is amazing how sometimes all we have to do is just shift our focus and things don’t seem so bad 🙂

Many people have a standard response to the greeting, “Hello. How are you?” For some it might be, “Fine. Thanks.” But what if we changed the response to something like, “Joyful!” Wouldn’t that be shifting your focus? Changing your thoughts? Would it change the way you viewed yourself…your life?

Choose to live every day in the joy of Spirit. To help with this, one can draw on happy memories—pictures, poems and stories, whatever makes you smile and inspires you, clippings of things you have done or want to do. Choose things that delight and excite you.

So when you are not feeling joyful, tap into your happy memories and remember everything that brings you happiness. And as you string together day after joyful day, you are creating a wonderful and blessed life.


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