Hermosa Beach, CA
“Go find your joy. Whatever that is, go find your joy. Are you going to have a good day or are you going to have a great day? Because it’s completely up to you.” – Sandra Bullock
Joy didn’t come naturally to me.
I had to be taught.
Oh, I might have looked and sounded joyful on the outside but it was all an act.
My insides were a twisted and frightened mess.
Most of us have a great teacher that appears in our lives. At some point, we reach out with thanks and gratitude for their lesson.
Today I’d like to thank my greatest teacher:
That’s right … Dis-Ease has a lot to teach us!
To teach me … about Joy.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned has been through illness –
Illness showed me the way back to me.
More importantly, Illness showed me how far away from me I had strayed.
How far away from Joy I had traveled.
Joy is Light.
Joy is Love.
Joy is Delicious.
Joy is Delight.
It’s the ultimate panacea –
Moxie to what ails you
My recent bout with Illness
is back to teach me,
to guide me,
to show me that I’ve lost my way,
my reason for being.
I’ll admit it. I wallowed in misery for a couple weeks.
I lost my Moxie.
Wellness requires Joy.
Aging Fiercefully requires Joy.
Lots of it.
The messages we receive when we’re young permeate our DNA,
And our unconscious minds.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Joy and
The messages I received about Joy
Throughout my life.
Throughout my childhood.
How Joy felt wrong.
How Joy and guilt were intertwined.
Midlife brings with it the power to create a new message
An empowering message
A message of Chasing Joy.
A message about Catching Joy.
Life is meant to to be “En-Joyed!”
Joy makes life worth living.
I choose Joy.
So, if you see me running along the seashore
Frolicking in the waves
Captivated by the sunset,
Giggling with delight,
I’m chasing Joy.
Want to join me?
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