#TakeASecThursday: Joy

real joy, real happiness, brings you joy, boy running and laughing, yellow, bright

Wait it’s #TakeASecThursday again ….what’s up today – why not Joy?

Here’s a question for you ….. What brings you Joy, real joy?

So, it’s fair to consider Joy as a clear 2 or 3 levels-up from “happy” on the scale of wellbeing. Especially when you see that Joy as a recognized state can be traced clearly to Greek/Roman times and has been described through all ages since as “A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or the expectation of something good”

In an interesting twist, the modern social dictionary (emoji) communicates “Joy” and “laugh out loud” the same way using the “lol” emoji. It’s easy to see how we can feel confused or short-changed in today’s quick-fix society.

With this new awareness, you can understand how modern language undersells the transformational opportunity that Joy possesses, let us use that knowledge as power on #TakeASecThursday to take back control of your positive language.

Let’s consider that description again, take a second and repeat “A feeling of extreme happiness, extreme ….. happiness”

Now, close your eyes and use your #TakeASecThursday time, repeat that sentence with passion.

 “A feeling of extreme happiness, extreme ….. happiness”

How does that feel, I bet your chest is filling with lightness with the anticipation?

So today on #TakeASecThursday consider Joy 4 ways.

1. What brings true joy to you? 

2. How will you increase the volume of true joy in your life?

3. How great a person will you be knowing that your joyful feeling is

attainable at any time.

4. How brilliant will your relationships with others if you assist them to find

their joy, it’s win-win.

With Joy in your heart, every day is always a great day.

#TakeASecThursday, till next week

Steve