Thank you to new subscribers who received my free ebook. My name is Deborah Perdue, and it’s my heart’s calling to share and
spread gratitude in the world. Many thanks to my loyal gratitude tribe too.
Joy is indwelling. It is naturally within us, and always there for us to feel.
For me, being grateful helps me access joy. Right now, in the United States, we are celebrating Spring and it is extra-stunningly beautiful this year. In Oregon, we got a lot of snow and rain which helps the drought situation, and now I am seeing April and soon to-be May flowers everywhere. I am doing a Happy Dance to see the tulips, daffodils,
wisteria, lilacs and more coming soon. Nature always brings joy to my heart. Taking walks in nature brings peace and a deep sense of sacredness to me, and that elicits joy. Some of my other passions include creating art and photography, writing, teaching, swimming, sharing spirituality with like-minded folks, and being a homebody with our pets and my partner. All of this ignites my joy and zest for life. What are your passions?
Letting go of worries, doubts and fears helps us access more joy. If you are sad or grieving, don’t deny it. We need to feel all our emotions and not try to tuck them away. I have found that when I have grieved, the world does start looking brighter eventually. And then joy returns to my heart and soul. I also know that we can simultaneously be sad, and still feel joy. If I have lost a loved one, remembering my times with them can bring a happy smile to my face.
If you are sad or sick and/or just cannot find joy, here are a few ways you might re-discover it.
• Write in a Gratitude Journal each day and night.
List 5 things that you appreciate it. Mix it up. Keep going.
• Guided Meditations – Go to YouTube or Insight Timer (a wonderful phone app). Do a search for Joy – there are many meditations to choose from. And I also recommend Gabby Bernstein’s All is Well 5 minute meditation. I never grow tired of it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNVTSpSSPQg
• Create a Vision Board for Joy – Find images or words on the internet or from magazines or calendars. Cut out what speaks to your heart and soul on finding more joy in your life. Put it all together on a big piece of paper and place it where you see it a lot, to amplify your joy and passion.
• Discovery, Exploration & Play – Each week, let yourself enjoy one new thing that brings you joy.
Delve into what brings you passion and joy, and share it with the world. Each of us can affect the world positively by doing what makes our hearts come alive. Be playful and free. Open your heart to be more loving and kind! Giving can help us be more joyful.
“Your purpose is to be joyful. Your purpose is to live with ease. Your purpose is to surrender to the love of the Universe so you can live a happy life. Accept the purpose of love, and your life will radically change this instant.”
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Sending you love, light and joy! Deborah, Gratitude Gal