Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Happy Happy Joy Joy
During this holiday season it seemed appropriate to do a blog about Joy. There are many things that bring me joy. One of my big sources of joy is a walk around the lake. It inspires and refreshes me. There is something about being outdoors, feeling the sun and wind on my skin and just relaxing and watching the birds that puts me in my happy place. It inspires me to do great things…or sometimes to do nothing at all…but it is still inspirational to me.
I think it is very important to know yourself and what you need to be joyous. Some days I need a lot of social contact so I go out to a big event and say hi to all my acquaintances. Other days I just want to be alone and reflective about where I am in my life. And still other days I just want to accomplish some errands so I don’t feel overwhelmed. For me it is all about understanding how I am feeling at that moment and making my activities fit instead of just doing the same thing every week.
I hope you take the time to enjoy each day and relish in your sources of joy. Sometimes even seemingly mundane activities can actually be a great source of joy and inner peace. It really just depends on how you look at it and your mood.
Cat “Feeling Joyous at Christmas Time” Cathy