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How many times have you heard people exclaim, “Don’t let anyone steal your joy!” That’s lovely advice if you started with joy. But many grew up without joyful relatives or joyful circumstances, and they are not very familiar with joy.
Henri Nouwen said,
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
The ultimate answer to finding joy is to practice gratitude. Start with lovely flowers, for example. Select some that appeal to you and study them and their unreasonable beauty. Joy will seep into your consciousness as you begin to weave the wonder of the flowers into your mind and heart. Feel grateful. Give thanks, if you are a person of faith.
Now study the clouds during the day, the sunset, and the stars at night. Give thanks for all this beauty. Watch a toddler run and laugh. Feel grateful. Watch a favorite dog or cat and enjoy its hijinks. Feel grateful.
I believe very deeply that we are in-joy-meant– that we are designed to be in joy. So keep practicing these studies in gratitude, and you will develop a joy that no one can steal. And that’s you being ever more Healthy, Happy, and Loving Lifesm! It’s up to you!
Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM, is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, email@example.com .