This year as I am moving into a new phase of my life I've decided to use the phrase Living Joyfully as my compass through each day and eventually the year. I created a very simple vision card to represent living joyfully and was surprised when only two images spoke to me. The first was of a baseball player raising his arms in triumph as the stand behind him erupts with applause. The second was of a woman completing a yoga pose with a glorious smile on her face. The first picture represents the joy I hope to feel as I accomplish something big and exciting. This feeling might only come once throughout the year but it will be easy to remember and recognize. The second picture represents all of the joyful moments I hope to recognize throughout each and every day of 2015. These are the moments we so often miss and I don't want to do that anymore. I want to be aware of the joy in my life and to celebrate it each week.
For many years I shared what I was grateful for each week in my Friday post. I have decided to do the same this year with the joyful moments I experience each week. What I loved before was when you shared what you were grateful for as well. I hope that this year you will share just one or two joyful experiences you have had throughout the week with us.
This week I met with an old friend for lunch. We worked together for many years and try to meet at least twice a year for lunch. When I saw her walking towards me on the street I felt that wonderful feeling of joy you get when you know you will be with someone special. We had a wonderful time talking and laughing and remembering the good and not so good times we shared in the past. I thought it would be the perfect joyful moment to share with you this week.
Is there a moment of joy that stands out for you as you look back over the past week? It could be a beautiful sunset, the smell of fresh baked bread, a hug from someone special, or a quiet moment to yourself. I hope that you will join me this year and live joyfully! Maybe together we can start a live joyfully movement!
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