Gratitude is one key to happiness and joy. Maybe it would benefit us all if we changed our tune just a little bit to include, ‘Tis the season to make others happy.’ Look around you, who is in need of a little care and happiness? When our focus is on making other’s happy, we are making space for our own joy and grace.
To be happy, sometimes we just need to appreciate and recognize what we already have. To experience joy, we just need to remember how blessed and loved we are to have a job, or talents, or even a healthy mind and body.
My daughter has been sick for months with a painful neuropathy that none of the doctors can explain; my stepmom had congestive heart failure a week ago and is in the hospital with serious kidney disease, and a friend of mine shared that her mother had a heart attack during the same time. Spending several days in the hospital with a loved one reminded me even more of the importance of health. If you have your health, then you have something to truly be jolly and happy about. I’m healthy and I’m happy and I am grateful. I hope you are too!