Joy is portable – bring it with you. – Unknown
Thought this appropriate as I begin a full day of work while also preparing for a road trip that begins tomorrow.
On the surface – it makes sense that we can carry joy with us and share it with others. But this also made me think of how often we believe that we would be ‘happy if….’ If we had a different job, lived somewhere else, didn’t have toxic people in our lives, our bodies were stronger or healthier, etc. Again – the grass is greener concept.
We can certainly bring joy with us on our journey but sometimes finding joy in the tough places gives us the courage and strength to begin the journey away from that which is harmful or holding us back. If we can’t find joy within us, we might need to ask if it is the situation that is robbing our joy or if it is our perspective.