Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Joy: An Inside Job

"Joy is the organic state of your soul. It is not something you achieve; it is something you accept."~Robert Holden

Source: DTS

Joy is one of the words that when I hear and say it, I get a quick boost. It's what I could call one of my happy words, but it also has this meaningful, heartfelt meaning that goes beyond just the sheer mention of the word. Joy is something that happens on the inside; real joy is intrinsic. You do not need anything or anyone to really experience it. A lot like happiness, joy is an inner job, something that you can cultivate and perpetuate from within by yourself. You can decide and choose joy, no matter what.

Source: DTS

Like happiness, many times if we do not feel particularly joyful, we go on an outside hunt for it. We think and say to ourselves, "If I could just get this job." "If I could just lose 10 pounds." "If I could just buy that new car or home or dress or whatnot." Funny thing is (and something that I learned a long time ago is) that things, stuff and junk does not make us happy. Now, I like toys and trinkets as much as the next girl or guy, but they are just that.....toys and trinkets. They are things and things are something that I can live without. However, feelings of love, peace, joy, calm, serenity....now those are things I reach and stretch for. Those are the things that I cannot live without.


  1. I totally agree. Joy makes life more simplier. :)

    1. I want live my life in a state of joy. I think it's about making everyday decisions to live in joy.