We must pursue happiness for it is the single most important step we can take to cultivate a fulfilling and enriched life. Joy prompts smiling and smiling makes you feel good. Life is tough enough, so why not equip yourself with heartfelt, permanent joy to help deal with life’s challenges. Joy gives you hope, it fosters a positive outlook on the future and allows you to chase what is good and always define goodness all around you, leaving negativity and gloom behind you.
Here are 10 simple ways to find joy in your life. Try one or a couple and before you know it you’ll be boundless in your personal pursuit of joy.
1. Give Joy to Feel Joy
Photo Credit: David Niblick, Imagebase.net One of the best ways to feel immense joy is the satisfaction that you've made a difference in the life of another person. Even a smile offered to a stranger you pass in the street will not only make that person feel better, but you will feel an immense sense of satisfaction. Offer a hand to someone in need without asking, do something unexpected for a loved one, such as a call to say, "hello, I was thinking of you today." Pay it forward by buying the person behind you in the drive through a coffee, or pick up someone's tab at the gasoline station or restaurant. It can be in the form of an honest compliment which might make someone's day a bit brighter, or even a quick note to a co worker thanking them for a deed they did for you. The joy is immense thereafter and before you know it you'll be smiling for the better part of your day, you'll be more cheerful and best of all you'll glow because you're focusing on the positive. What a great way to boost your spirit and contribute to your well-being.