Hello Beauties! We are moving into the “joyous” time of the year. The societal expectation is that JOY just arrives on your doorstep because the calendar flipped to November. If you are not automatically feeling it, does that mean JOY is not possible? Does it exist if you cannot see it? Is JOY you have to search for as “good” as JOY that just appears?
What if you CHOSE to believe that JOY is always available?
One thing I know about JOY is it is sweeter experienced in the moment. Many of you tie JOY to things or experiences or memories in the past. There is nothing wrong with that, it’s still JOY but what if you were able to take any given moment – like right now – and find joy so that you get to feel it RIGHT NOW?
Kids are much more skilled at this than adults.
Something as simple as a kiss can set off reels of laughter and joy.
I started down this road today, looking for JOY in the present moment
because there has been a ton of change
in the world at large
withing our house
Neither turned out the way we anticipated and it would be easy to dwell on events that contain no joy. The emotions associated with all that change are much darker, sharper and persistent. Does that mean JOY is not possible?
THE GOOD NEWS IS the resounding answer is NO! If I shift my focus to what is happening in this EXACT moment, I can find JOY. Joy is in the phone call from a friend I haven’t talked to in a few weeks. She was responding to an invitation to our Orphan Thanksgiving next week. Joy is in the pictures posted on FaceBook just now of the live music we attended last night. Joy is in the view from the window where I am sitting typing this blog. Joy is in the private message conversation I just finished with my BFF who lives six hours north of us.
JOY is always available. How would your day be different if you CHOSE to find the JOY? If all else fails, go to YouTube and search laughing babies. I got lost there for about an hour before I settled on the video above. You deserve to experience Joy every day. It is the secret sauce of life.
I love you all and am continually grateful that you are willing to read what I have to offer. If you are looking to give yourself a meaningful gift this holiday season, consider investing in yourself via coaching. If you’ll leave me your email address, we can get you scheduled for your
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What if you decided starting to pay attention to you was worth your time and energy today – in November – instead of waiting for January 1st?
You are NOT your weight.
You have NOT waited too long.
Your body is NOT broken.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties! Mean it!
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