Posted by: Terri Johnston Fraracci | December 27, 2010

Help turn 2015 into the year of joy: resolve to live in joy today (video)

Number one resolution on “A different kind of New Year’s resolutions list” (see below) is to top your list with living in joy! Why? Because you can choose to be joyful regardless of circumstance. How can that be? You can do it because joy comes from within. You are born with it. Children live it. It is something that can’t be taken from you without your permission. If you have allowed yourself to be robbed of joy, take it back today. Make it your number one resolution.

Favorite definition of joy is: “a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated”. Many definitions of joy make it sound like you must acquire or do something to experience it. But that is not the case. You are the someone greatly valued and appreciated. This life is the something greatly valued and appreciated. You are the source of keen pleasure and delight. In other words, who you are and what you have right now are reasons for joy.

All you need to do is choose to believe it.  And just how do you help turn 2015 into the year of joy? You do it the same way that you affect any other change that you want to see. Be the change that you want to experience in your life. Embrace joy and share it now. Let go. Celebrate. Feed your spirit. Nourish your soul. There is never any better time than the moment; and in this moment and every moment lies the seed of true joy. Make the decision to be joyful right here, right now.

 Joyful New Year!

Please enJOY the lighthearted version of “Ode to Joy” below:

A different kind of New Year’s resolutions list

Top your list with living in joy.

You can choose to be joyful regardless of circumstances because joy comes from within.

Live in the moment.

Be prepared to drop everything for a precious moment. Be present in the now.

Be content.

This is another state of being that you can choose.

Practice gratitude

Practicing gratitude fosters contentment and joy.

Embrace acceptance.

Trust that you are exactly where you need to be right now.

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  1. I took a course at Sac state in the 90s. The class was titled something like Rest and Relaxation. (It met a GE requirement.) While I do not remember the professor’s name, I do remember some of the lessons. More than one of her lessons was life changing. I particularly remember the message she was conveying in her lesson about living in the moment. While I know longer remember word for word what she said, the gist was this –>We can’t change the past. We only have limited control of the future. But we can control how we perceive the present. — Just thought I would share as it somewhat pertains to your message for 2011. ☺

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