What brings you joy? Are you experiencing it today? Are you waiting until you reach a certain destination to be happy?
This is what brings me joy every single day.
Joy is all around us every day, but we have to look for it. I go for walks with my little terror of a dog
and I saw an eagle so close as it was being chased by some other birds.
I sit in my backyard and look around at the beautiful green and cardinals and gold finches are at the feeder eating and just being beautiful.
Some days are tough, but not all 24 hours of them are bad. Look for the little things to bring joy into your life because if you keep waiting for that one big thing, it will always elude you. You can't just get to joy, you have to have it in your heart every day.
I make a conscious decision each day to wake up with joy in my heart. When I wake up, I am thankful for a nice soft warm bed. I am thankful for family and friends that love me.
I am happy that I have a job to go to that fulfills me even though it is tough and I have to multitask and answer 100's of call every day.
I am happy I can take care of patients that really need me. They need to be treated with respect and love.
I am happy that I can walk and talk and bend over, not everyone can.
So please find joy today, find it in the beauty of a bird, of a child singing or laughing, in the face of your loved one.
When you wake up each day, think of one thing that brings you joy. And a week from now, keep adding to the list until your heart is bursting with that joy every single day.
May your life be filled with joy today and always.
Spark on my wonderful friends.