“There is within each of us a modulation, an inner exaltation, which lifts us above the buffetings with which events assail us. Likewise, it lifts us above dependence upon the gifts of events for our joy.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
My friends, did you know that the happiest of people do not necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything. This is as true today as it was 1000 years ago. The difference is that as we have progressed as a species technologically, we have digressed in our hearts and in our way of thinking. So much so that we have forgotten what JOY is.
Let me remind you as I remind myself of what JOY and joyfulness is.
I believe that joyfulness is our ability to feel and to express deep enthusiasm and happiness in all things. Joyfulness, as an attitude of our spirits can permeate even the most sorrowful of situations within our lives. You see, when we open ourselves to joy, we let in the light and the laughter and the strength and the grace of life.
The joys of our lives celebrates the beauty and the goodness that is within it and invites each of us to move throughout life without expecting or demanding anything. Believe me, joy seems to be hidden from us at times but sometimes it blurts out in ear numbing loudness in the act of its creation.
Friends, JOY is indeed a cup that is overflowing and is to be shared with all of those close to us and all of those whom we meet along our paths in life. It is when we are joyful that we are indeed exposed but unafraid, all the while offering the gifts that joy holds but most of all, hope and inspiration.
Joy, for my wife and I, was given birth in our children and now our grandchildren and is bonded together with our love for each other. Because of this joy, we shall always stay young at heart as we share ourselves in JOY, in laughter and in child-like charm. We do so in order to love and to bless all of those close to us, connected to us or those who one day will be connected to us.
Find your JOY, live your JOY, share your JOY and in doing so you share a piece of your soul!