Find the place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell, American Professor of Literature
Do you ever wake up and wonder where the joy went? Once in a while I do. I’m naturally a joyful person but there are those days when I have to remember all the things for which I’m thankful and the abundant joys in my life. I’ve used Mr. Campbell’s quote before because I love it. We have to look inside and find where the joy is hiding. I trust it is there.
On the flip side, it’s just fine not to be joy-filled everyday. We all have dark days, literally and figuratively. Just thinking of my friends and family in the Arctic blast in the Chicago area makes me feel grateful that our temperature right now is literally eighty degrees warmer than their frigid reading. In addition to that bit of gratitude, I cheered myself up by looking at this scene I captured a few weeks ago. Memories bring joy also.
Affirmation: The joy is inside.
Coaching question: What gives you joy? How do you handle days that are joy-less?