Right now I wanted to participate in Meri's "Share the Joy Thursday". Please enjoy her post; it's wonderful. I found out about her from Kim, The Queen of Arts. Please also visit her blog and the others listed at the end of Meri's post if you want to feel more joy today. And who doesn't want to feel more joy?
What gives me JOY?
Today it is three big things and I wanted to share them right away in the hope that they might inspire you today:
(1) Knowing that God/The Universe loves me, cares for me, and it intimately concerned about my life. He/she feels the same way about each and every one of us.
(2) Feeling Grateful for everything, especially:
Being able to see
Being able to walk
Having no pain much of the time
Having enough to eat
Being able to eat without assistance
Being able to take care of myself
Material blessings galore
Having a sound mind
Having a car
Living in a wonderful home
Living in a small town
The sun today
All the little things I ignore and take for granted
Kind people everywhere
(3) The ability to Dwell on the Positive:
Negative things happen to all of us every day. I discovered in Arizona that I feel much, much better when I dwell on positive things and positive people. When I forget about the nasty, toxic, ignorant people (who are actually just hurting, wounded, fearful folks) who intrude sometimes. When I refuse to dwell on them, but instead refocus on the many, many kind and considerate people.
If you are reading this...today...I wish you JOY!
~Photo by LoveHubbie Mark