If the last year has taught me anything, it’s that there is Joy in every single day. Even if its something small like seeing a cute puppy, or waking early enough to watch the sunrise. This past year has really helped to put things into perspective for me. Not everyday will be great, but there is always great in everyday.
Society and many other factors continually make us think we need more to be happy, and that joy is found in material things. When this is far from the truth. When our lives end, people will remember us for who we are. Not what we looked like or the stuff we owned. For me, material items give me temporary joy. I would much rather find happiness in experiences, people and things that I see.
I wanted to do a short post today, and share some of my joy in everyday. And I want to hear yours too. I want to know what makes you happy, big or small. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I do posts like this every now and then to serve as a reminder to us all – myself included. We Should be grateful for the things we have, rather than the things we don’t have.
One thing that makes me burst with joy is pampering myself. I really see it as such a great way to show myself self-care. I have recently got into doing my own nails, with nail extensions and gel polish. I love the process of watching them coming together. I also feel so much better externally when I have my nails done too.
Its something so small but makes such a difference to my mood. And I know it’s just something external, but they are still important to me aswell.
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As we all know, everybody has their own love languages and one of mine is gifting and words of affirmation. I really find so much joy in encouraging others or showing random acts of kindness. It really brings me so much joy to my life. There is nothing better than making others feel happy, as in turn this makes you happy too.
It never has to be something big, even just a note in the post or a good morning text. It can make such a difference to so many people. Especially because we never truly know what someone else is going through. Your message could have arrived just at the right time.
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There is nothing that can fill me with joy more than being outside in nature. Every year me and my best friend go to the hills near where we live and watch the sunset together. Honestly, it’s the highlight of my summer. I always feel so blessed to witness a sunrise or sunset. It’s like having a front row seat, watching God paint the sky for us.
I also really love running too. And I love that I have space near my house to run in nature. Feeling the wind in my hair and the sunshine on my skin. It really helps to clear my mind. It truly gives me joy in everyday when I run.
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