Joy creates joy...
If you desire true change in your life please start choosing joy today as much as possible...and do it unapologetically.
Choosing joy for you is the kindest thing you can choose even if those around you aren't choosing it...
Because joy creates joy.
Misery will never ever create joy.
It's simple, but we forget...
So whatever you do, no matter what, find ways of infusing more joy into what you're doing.
This includes when "bad" things happen and you can't seem to find any joy...give yourself permission to enJOY the struggle even if it's just 1% more.
Even 1% more can create a big shift over time...think of a ship changing it's trajectory by 1 degree...at first it won't seem to make much of a difference, but given enough time and distance it it will end up in a completely different place.
This isn't a war won by grand gestures; it's a trillion tiny battles in the form of one itsy bitsy choice at a time...like...
-> Singing in the shower or your car instead of worrying about your day.
-> Focusing on something you like about yourself instead of something you don't like when glancing in the mirror.
-> Buying the fancy drink that makes you squeal with delight instead of pinching your pennies.
-> Smiling at the store clerk or person on the street instead of avoiding their gaze.
-> Turning off the news or drama-filled movie when you notice your mood take a dive and putting something inspiring or funny on instead.
-> Laughing when you could be mad or sad.
-> Being kind to that uncomfortable feeling that just came up instead of rejecting it or