Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. – Marianne Williamson
My favorite part of this quote is the phrase ‘what happens to us’ because joy is more than a feeling, rather it is a state of being that envelopes us when we look for the good in life. We recognize the good, we express gratitude — and joy arrives like a gift at the door.
Often we spend our lives chasing – success, wealth, happiness – but if we breathe a simple ‘gratitude’ into the present moment – joy arrives like a gift at the door.
Nature and smiling baby faces often remind me – what reminds you?