Often when I’m doing a consultation, the subject of joy comes up. I always share my definition of joy because I want to make sure we are on the same page. Now, any kind of joy is good, of course, and we don’t nearly have enough of it in our lives at times but the kind I’m talking about is the kind you can feel deep in your heart, deep in your soul, even if you are all alone.
For me, it’s thinking about the sound a young child makes when they laugh. You know the deep, belly kind of laugh. It’s also thinking about or actually petting my cat. She loves me no matter what and she is absolutely a joy in my life. Sometimes it’s going to the movie, especially on the spur of the moment. I love that! I love all of a sudden thinking a movie sounds great and there just happens to be one starting soon.
So what does joy mean to you? How do you define it? How do you bring it into your life? I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to post a comment.