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An attitude of gratitude is the only attitude to have

To experience Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

During my journey on my path of life I have found that a very useful tool for finding your authentic self and being able to deal better with the challenges of life, is to keep a Joy Journal.

Joy is the opposite of guilt, anger, bitterness, or resentment.

The practice of bringing JOY into your life brings inner tranquility, the power to give and receive fully, and the ability to appreciate. It’s the feeling of gratitude for the gift of life.

On challenging days I flip through my journal and I find myself rising up from under the cloud and challenges of life find creative ways to solve themselves. Keeping a Joy Journal empowers you to maintain a feeling of elation for life and all around you.

As this tool is so very effective and magical in the way that it attracts even more Joy into your life I wanted to share it with anyone who it will inspire to bring more joy into their lives too,

It’s like Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is self fulfilling event. Some days are so filled with moments of joy that I could write a book, however challenging my day may be, not a single day passes since I have been keeping a joy journal that a joyous and magical event has not occurred.

The more you become attuned to the joyous world we all live in the more joy you attract into your life.I invite your to share with me your joyous, inspirational and magical moments.

Share with me Magical moments, the things that made you smile today the things that made you feel grateful to be on Mother Earth things that warmed your heart and nourished your Soul.Together let’s manifest more Joy into our lives and the life of others.

If you have a hard time getting started, try some of these ideas to move you in the right direction:

1. Think of people who have really made a positive difference in your life.

2. List three or four things that you do well.

3. Write down at least five things that you like about yourself.

4. Think of a time in which you had so much lone in your heart that you thought it would burst.

5. Think of some of the favorite physical activities you enjoyed as a child (swimming, jumping rope, roller skating…) List them, and think about ways you might do them again.

6. Think of five qualities you adore in your partner or spouse. Write them down, and tell him or her about them.

7. Think back to a time when you felt supported while going through a challenge. How did this feel, in detail?

8. Remember three times when you felt inner peace and serenity. Can you capture that feeling? Where were you? Why were you feeling so good?

9. Think of someone you might forgive, and how doing so might change your life.

10. Whom do you laugh with the most? Remember a time when you laughed so hard you thought you’d fall over.

There are hundreds of things that bring us joy.

Start your day with a few of them and begin to honor your life…instead of your anxiety.

May the sun bring you energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, and may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world, and know its beauty all the days of your life."

~Apache blessing

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