Joy comes more naturally to some than to others. Circumstances that surround us may blind us from the simple joys that can be found in life. However, as we create an awareness we will find little treasured gems of joy around us everyday. Remembering with simple gratitude the good things in our lives that we often take for granted can change our perspective.
There is no time like today. As we rise with gratitude in our hearts for a new day it can set our feet on a path of happiness. We can seek out the joys of today instead of waiting for that illusive “something” to come bringing happiness. “I’ll be happy when I graduate from college.” “After I get married I’ll be happy.” “Happiness will come when I get my we buy dream home.” “You can find happiness on your dream vacation.”
The older I get the more I realize that if you don’t find joy in today you aren’t going to find it in tomorrow either.
Once You’ve Missed Out…
A very wise and inspired man of God said:
I plead with you not to let the important things in life pass you buy, planning instead for that illusive and non-existent future day when you’ll have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey-now…Never save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion…
If you do something that turns out not quite as you had planned, you can almost always put it right, get over it, learn from it. But once you’ve missed out on something, it’s gone…try to keep that list as short as possible.
Send that note, give that compliment, give a hug, say “I love you” more, always express thanks, never let problems be more important than a person to be loved, call that friend, visit that person, don’t take loved ones for granted, buy that dress.
Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey and share our love with family and friends…let us not put off that which is most important.