Does peace, joy and serenity come naturally to you? Or do you really have to work hard to find it? Living a joy filled life is a choice. It is not beyond your grasp. Make a decision that you will have joy in your life, no matter what your circumstance.
If you allow everyday things to pull you down – traffic, work, people – then practice being joyful in everyday things like a crisp beautiful morning walk on a sunny spring day. You don’t have to wait for a big event to be happy and joyful. Allow joy to flourish in your life on a daily basis.
Happiness is circumstantial. It is affected by the ups and downs of life. Joy, however, is deeply rooted in your spirit, and no matter what the circumstance, you look forward to the wisdom and the strength God gives you to kick tail. Don’t focus on your circumstance; instead, focus on the outcome you trust God for and see His power flourish in your life.
You are responsible for your own happiness. You allow what affects you and you allow what upsets you. Identify what steals your joy, and don’t permit it to slam you every time. Being upset during traffic, won’t make the traffic go faster, and will just add stress to your mind and your body. Daily stress is a silent killer and may cause you to be sick more often – yes, it tanks your immune system. On the contrary, daily joy enhances your health, providing feel good chemicals to combat depression, anxiety and the effects of stress on your body.
So don’t give away your joy. It is vital to your health. It’s vital to your success. You can live everyday in joy if you want to. Join our community of like minds pressing forward towards a happy, healthy and successful life. Connect with us on facebook, twitter, youtube and via email. We’re in this together!