If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Do you celebrate Joy Day?
What? You’ve never heard of it? When is it? As soon as news of it reaches you, it’s Joy Day! Actually you can make any day Joy Day.
Today is a fresh brand new day. Twenty four hours to do whatever your heart desires! How great can you make it? I mean really forget everything on your to do list and let’s commit to making this the very best Joy Day ever – until the next one of course!
Start with creating your very own Joy. Let go of the same old same old and do something new by devoting this day to your joyful self. What is it that would make your heart sing out loud today?
Whatever it is, do it! Call up that friend you haven’t connected with in a long time or go watch a really great movie. Put on some upbeat music, turn it up and get your body moving. Let your Spirit soar with joy and passion. Ignite the greatness living inside of you. Crank it up.
For the next 24 hours be different, be daring – you can always go back to your old self tomorrow if you really want to. Treat yourself to something spectacular, new shoes, a jog in the park, whatever it is, do something just for you.
Do not – I repeat – do not bring guilt, fear, worry, doubt or judgment along for the ride. These guys are hardcore party poopers and they will ruin Joy day for you. If you see “should” trying to get your attention, wanting to tag along – look away! Hopefully they’ll all feel so rejected they won’t even be there when you get back.
Bring Great Expectations, Courage, Confidence, Fun, Freedom and Happiness with you. They’re always up for a party and I guarantee you’ll have the time of your life. When you get back home, feel free to invite them in to stay for awhile.
Oh I know some of you are saying, “What if my family thinks I’m crazy?” Smile at them and say, “I’m not crazy, this is what Joy looks like.” If anyone else you know has any negative comments, who cares, simply look at them and delete.
When I asked some of my friends and colleagues if they celebrate Joy Day, some immediately answered, “No, but I’d love you to tell me about it.” or “No, but I will when is it?”
Then of course there are others who thought it was absolutely ridiculous. You know, those negative toxic,”life is meant to be hard” type people. The joyless cynical ones that we all run into from time to time. Well they don’t need to celebrate Joy Day but if you’re still reading it means that you’re someone who’s open to celebrating and creating one of the most joyful days for yourself and for others around you.
Once you get in the Spirit go out and spread the Joy – do something you’ve never done before. Feed the homeless, buy someone a sandwich and give them your time, love and attention even if it’s for 10 minutes. You’ll give them a sense of meaning and significance and probably even learn something from them.
Visit someone who needs a pick me up or bring flowers to someone in the hospital. Buy groceries and diapers for that new single mother who just moved down the street. Whatever it is, spread the Joy and your wonderful feeling will manifest abundantly.
Here’s the countdown: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1…………..
Happy Joy Day!