I have a friend who always ends her emails with “Choose Joy.” This is my resolution for the coming year.
When I think of ‘joy’ – I think of full satisfaction and security, peace and hope. I want to choose joy every day. No whining. No complaining.
Just like my thankfulness project back in 2016, when I chose to be thankful and express thanks every day – I want to make a daily, conscious choice to choose joy in 2019.
I recently saw another friend, one who is not joyful. The circumstances are difficult, the weight being carried is very, very heavy. Without a doubt, choosing joy would require tremendous effort.
But I can also see the enormous effort that it takes to continue to carry great weariness, unhappiness, and dreary tiredness. And I can’t help but wonder, “Would it be that much harder to choose joy? To embrace hope and relief?” I plan to find out.