Joy is the phrase of the week. The thing that immediately grabbed me while reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was the idea of keeping only the things that spark joy. We create vision boards to visualize our ideal life, but it’s a novel concept to make your life full of things that are ideal to you. How dope would it be if you looked in your dresser and loved every bit of clothing in it?
In The Book of Joy, featuring the conversations of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the definitions of joy and happiness are disparate. Joy is much bigger than happiness.
This year my resolution was to be happy, but what I truly want is to be joyful. I don’t want to be satisfied–I want more. I want to hold onto that feeling I get when I come home to my dog, when the meal I’ve been looking forward to is perfect, or I get a raise at work. I feel like I’m getting closer, but it’s something I still have to strive for everyday through meditation and gratitude.
What do you do to create joy in your life?