Do you have joy in your life?
Are you a joyful person?
Do you radiate joy?
\ ˈjȯi \
Definition of joy
Or we can go another route;
My husband and I were actually having an excellent talk about where we are in life, and where we are heading. We discussed our goals and the steps we needed to take to get there. A form of measurement was required. As we were throwing around ideas and possible completion dates, I looked at him and said I can’t remember the last time I felt joy.
Jeff said, “You can’t remember, or you haven’t felt it?”
I responded, “I haven’t felt it.”
“That could be a problem.”
“Well, I’m not unhappy, I am happy … but I just don’t know when the last time I felt joyful was.”
“What makes you feel joyful?”
“A new puppy! No, seriously I do not know. It’s just gone.”
“Well, you better work on getting that back, maybe there are steps you can take or something?”
Steps to find my joy? Where does one begin this little project? Am I really even sure I am lacking in the joy department? What if I have joy and don’t know it?
What if I’ve used my share of joy and there is none left for me?!?!
I decided to take a bath.
My husband acknowledged my choice and stated, “I hope you find joy in that bathtub.”
I gave him my ‘warning grin‘ and responded, “so do I, sweetheart, so do I…”
How do you find your joy?