Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault
Joy is not something for which you wait. Joyful moments are to be created. Life has both good and not so good days. However, true joy has nothing to with the kind of day you are having. Rather, it is dependent upon the kind of sight you have – that is, the way you look at the kind of day you’re having.
Joy is a simple and a wonderful feeling you can create with whatever you have at the moment. Joy can find its way into your life, despite the hardships that you might be experiencing right now. All you have to do is stimulate your creative instinct.
How to Create Your Own Simple Joys in Life
Here is how to create joy for yourself and your loved ones:
1. Celebrate just Being Alive
Even if you are going through extreme adversities in your life at the moment, “My dear friend, you are still alive!” Being alive, in itself, is a great blessing. Never underestimate what is possible. Your heart is stronger than you know and you can change things from the current state to a better state.
2. You are a Divine Creation
There is no one like you. You were created by the Almighty Himself. And you are blessed with so many things – things of which millions out there are deprived. Like they say, “Count your blessings!” I am certain you have many.
3. You are the Power in the Powerhouse
Within you is all you need. Take time out for yourself. Dive deep and reflect. You will see that you already have all that it takes to make things happen. You are the Energy, the Source of your own good and the Creator of your own happiness. You just need to become conscious of the fact that your body is a powerhouse and you are its ultimate power.
4. An eye for good transforms it into good
Just as the optimists of the world see the glass half full, so can you. By looking for the good and believing that there is a ‘reason’ behind all that life presents you, you let the positive energy dwell in you, which eventually cleanses and bestows you immeasurable reward.
“Of all the adverse situations which come my way, they all have something in common – and that is that they are offered by God, He wants me to find an answer to each situation, and all that I experience is for my own good, to make me a better human being.”
5. Talk less about that which you wish to talk the most
It is often true that sharing eases the pain; however, I also believe that when we share too much and too often, it increases the pain. You should share – but not with everyone – only with that special someone with whom you can “talk your heart out.” And, if you don’t feel you have that person in your life, just start writing down your feelings, start “writing your heart out.”
1. Is it worth sharing with him/her?
2. Would I feel better after sharing?
3. Can this person be of any help to me?
If any of these answers are negative, I suggest not talking about it.
The paradox is that often the more you talk about something that is troubling you, the worse you begin to feel about it – and in that way, it casts a sort of spell. It will adversely influence you and can draw you into a vicious circle. Seek advice if you feel you need it. But, be introspective too.
6. Affirm the one you see in the mirror (with a smile)
Say it! Declare it! Affirm it! The more times you say that things are okay, that things are fine, the truer that will be. Keep telling yourself that life is good, that you have much to cherish. You will have joy – in abundance – just by telling yourself that you are happy.
I pray smiles for you, joy for you!
I pray may His grace be with you.
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