Life giving joy is really what will keep us going in times that we feel there is no way. Family, friends and faith help to keep us in balance with what the world shoves in our faces. Joy is the strength we need
Stories are there to bring out emotions, to teach and to help us find faith in humanity. How they are told to us helps us to chose how we want to listen. What is the basis behind the story? What can we find for ourselves from the story?
Allow the spectacular to infuse your senses. Stop and smell the sunflowers. Take advice from a friend. Pray for your friends. Walk the dog(s). Stop and take a breath, because though life isn’t easy finding little joy breaks is.
Choosing teams can be so difficult especially as a kid that really wants to when the event. As adults we still want to win but the teams we deal with now, deal with who we let into our lives or not. The choices made now can affect for much longer.
Fears can keep us from living or cause us to live knowing we need to overcome. There is no fear in love. If we are to love ourselves and others we can’t have fear rule. If fear rules there is no joy.
Spring joys help us get through the dry seasons, the cold spells. They are the things you think of that bring a smile to your face. They are what makes your heart skip a beat. Spring joys are what you hold to, to help give you strength when needed
Laughing is cardio, laughing and being joyous is healing and healthy. To be joyful doesn’t always mean you’re happy, but being happy means you have joy.
I love when little bits of joy are sprinkled into my life. I love it more when they seem to be spontaneous even if they have been planned. A smile from a child, fresh baked brownies, a good talk with family. All are little bits of joy.
Finding the Joy Breaks sounds hard at times especially when life seems out of control and always busy. It’s at these times when even a sunset seen on the way home can be joyful. Don’t forget that joy doesn’t have to be just in the big things.