This year has everything you want in life. Are you ready to receive it?
Happiness, joy: The real thing. Go for it! Happy New Year! When you declare it, it is so. When you are looking for the happiness life is offering you, you can see it, feel it, even swim in it. Can you keep your eye on it? Can you pursue what you really want? Of course you can! Will you stick to it? Are you following your heart’s beat for joy?
I invite you on a journey through the happiest year in your life. Are you with me? Now, let’s be clear what we are in for. This year will be the happiest, because you say so and because you are actively tuning-in to and responding to the joy life is offering you more than you have any other year. Truly, happiness and joy are around you as much as the air you breathe. Oh!, you didn’t notice the air you are breathing? Luckily your lungs know how to pluck the oxygen out and leave the nitrogen and other gasses for your exhale. You do that so effortlessly, so, you can think about other things… like how life is offering you joy every minute. Together, lets try and train our consciousness to pluck the joy from life around us at all times.
Today I am in pursuit of how I am connected to the people around me. So, this morning I’m out clearing my sidewalk of snow. I notice the neighbor who has an at-home daycare hasn’t been home to shovel her walk. The snow is dry, light, and the shoveling is easy. I clear my sidewalk to her property line and continue to clear her walk. I recognize how she always greets me with a smile and teaches children how to have fun and get along. She does not know I am the shoveler. I see her smile in my heart.
What joy are you finding today?
Happy New Year!
David Lazaroff is author of Live It Up! 10 Ways to Share Joy When Your Friend Has Alzheimer’s. David coaches family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s Disease in creating a fun and joyful life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
David is the founder of Holistic Community Living, a Colorado nonprofit founded to operate and teach others to operate neighborhood-based assisted living homes where people can complete their lives with those they love.