Joy is definitely a part of living a creative life. It's important to look for and celebrate each joyous moment that occurs throughout the day. It's important to take the time to appreciate the little things that you experience as well as the big accomplishments or achievements. The big moments will come during a lifetime but it is the small things that are there for us to enjoy each day. For each of us joy looks and feels a little different. It's personal and does not need to be explained but it's my belief that if we share our joy and joyful moments it's easier for others to do the same. Sharing a smile with a stranger can bring happiness to both. Taking the time to listen to and then support the dreams of a child can enrich the life of both as well.
It's only ten o'clock in the morning but the day has already been filled with joy. Appreciating the flowers on my deck as I ate breakfast filled me with joy and the desire to continue creating a beautiful environment. Finding an interesting book and being able to have it within ten seconds not only amazed me but brought a feeling of excitement as I prepared to learn something new. Having the luxury of time to see friends today fills me with joy. And knowing that tomorrow and the day after and the day after that there will be moments of joy for me to celebrate if I so choose, fills me with optimism for the future.
If you have stopped feeling the joy in your life, creating a list of things both big and small that make you feel satisfied or hopeful or happy may help to remind you of what you already have or what you need to bring into your life each day. At the end of the day writing down three things that you are grateful for and three things that brought you joy that day opens up a whole new way of thinking and of living life.
Knowing that I have the power to create the life I want to live and that I have the power to choose joy each day are two things that make me smile and bring me happiness and joy. What brings you joy?
When you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!