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J is for Joy

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I have a friend whose personal car registration reads ‘JOY’. It describes her positive, influential thinking in so many ways. Every time I see her and I see her number plate, I have a little light that goes on inside. I absolutely love it.

Whereas one of my favourite inspiring words is ‘Love’ her favourite is Joy. She totally believes that once you feel your joy, life is just one happy playing field. And since meeting her, on our MA in Creative Writing, I totally agree.

But joy doesn’t come from material things or possessions, it doesn’t come from wanting a better life, or wanting more. It comes from within. Joy comes from finding that inner quality that makes you see the world through different eyes. It doesn’t look at what you don’t have … it comes from looking at what you do have and being grateful for simply being.

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 To find your joy, you need to look deep within yourself and understand that whatever is happening there’s a happiness waiting for you to take hold and grasp it with all you have.

Depending what energy level you’re on at the moment, you may find this an easy task, however, if you’re not quite there, if you’re struggling to find your joy, this will be a very good task for you.

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If you read the above quote, truly grasp it, truly think about it. It’s your response to your world that makes you joyful. It’s your response to your world that can make you miserable!

This week write down all the things in your life that make you smile. List them daily. Study them daily. Sometimes we have to force ourselves to think outside of our surroundings, look at the opportunities we have in life and be grateful for what we have. Seeking the next best thing, under the laws of attraction will only move them further away. Feeling gratitude and experiencing joy will bring you more joy!

It’s truly amazing what you can find within you once you find your joy! It’s truly amazing how life can be turned around by experiencing your joy and turning away from the negative.

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 As always, here’s a few more quotes for you to think about …

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So it’s as simple … and as difficult … as that! Choose for it to be simple. Choose to simply feel your joy. Choose to be grateful. As the more unhappy you are, the more unhappiness comes your way. Simply be!

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.



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Make Someone’s Day with a Thank You!

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On Saturday I received a lovely card from a lovely friend who was thanking me for being so positive and supportive. I was really overwhelmed as I didn’t even realise I had helped this friend so much. She’s going through a particularly hard time at the moment, but I know she has the strength to pull through it. I also know she has so much potential and sometimes when we are going through these complicated times we forget to believe in ourselves.

So why am I telling you this? To boast that I’m an amazingly supportive person 😉 Because I’m not sure that’s even true. I do give as much love, help and support to my friends as I can possibly give. But with this particular friend all my support has been through text messages! Yes, I hear you say. How on earth have you been there for her? Which has been my thinking! But we all lead very busy lives and it’s hard to squeeze everyone in. It’s hard to be there for everyone and take care of yourself and your family. But I realised when I received this card that my friend knew I was thinking about her, that she knew I wanted her to stay strong and get through this difficult time. I text her every day or every other day, and give the advice I think she needs to hear. Sometimes I think I’m a bit harsh … not in a nasty way (well, I hope not!) but I know what her dreams are, and I know that she will reach these dreams. I just want to encourage her to keep believing in herself and get through this messy patch.

So again, have I written this blog post just to boast? Of course not, (well maybe a little 😉 as it was a lovely gesture that made me feel all warm inside), I wanted you to think about people who are there for you. Who supports, encourages or helps you? Even from afar. Now think about sending them a little card to brighten their day. A thank you can go such a long way. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my friend, as her card meant so much. I totally didn’t expect it and I don’t send her messages because I want her thanks, I send her messages because I care. Just like those who are supporting you, they care, they don’t expect your thanks. But I can’t say enough how lovely it was to open that card. Being a huge believer in the Law of Attraction, gratitude is definitely the way forward! (You can read my post here about gratitude).

What about those around you who could do with a little support? How about a little text to see how they are doing? Show them you are thinking about them. Everyone needs some loving … EVERYONE!

So do it now, send a text to someone who you feel needs a bit of support at the moment. Someone who is finding this beautiful world a dark place to be. Take five minutes out of your busy life and think about someone else.

The quote I have on my bathroom wall:

After the verb ‘to love’,

‘to help’ is the most beautiful verb in the world

Have an amazing day


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