One of the main things that we recognize about Nick, is that he finds joy in many things. Situations that many people term the simple pleasures of life. Everyday he experiences something in his life that he feels is wonderful and it lights up his face. You can see an example of this in the picture of his face anticipating the chocolate sundae.
A few years ago when Nick’s health had taken a bad turn, life felt overwhelming to me. A dear friend, lovingly counselled me to look for the joy in my life. She told me that I could find it each and every day. I believed her because she has lived through similar situations as I have and yet she lives her life full of joy.
How did I do this? Well, without telling anyone what I was doing, I began to write down my moments of joy. Those times that were delightful, the things that were funny. I began to laugh more and my outlook was brighter.
One thing that I try to do is notice the minute I begin to smile. That is my personal indication that something good is happening. If I immediately turn my attention to what is going on, and allow myself to experience the joy, not only do I feel better, and my ability to recognize these potential simple joyful moments increases. Finding joy is easier and I feel it more often.
Why don’t you try it and see if it works for you? Let me know what happens.
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