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A Joy-propelled Life For You
Name yourself joy for today. Or maybe make joy your middle name. Make joy as much a part of you as your name is. Why? Because a joy-propelled life is an extraordinary life.
Joyful people create astounding lives for themselves. Their joy makes them lighthouses attracting shiploads of delight. And their joy makes them beacons showing others the way.
Joy’s A Buffer, A Bonfire
Joy is like a shield from the negatives in life. Joyful people are protected from joyless things such as ailments, pauperism, and sluggishness. Joy brings energy and insight to do grand, glorious, and gifted deeds. Joyful people are having too much fun and are too full of vim and verve for dismal, Drama Zone conditions.
People are attracted to the joy in others and people just feel good making their joyful associates even more joyful and successful. Joy is catching and communicable and contagious. One joyful person in a room or company or family can ignite a whole group. The fire of joy can burn away all things negative.
Wow! That joy is mighty powerful. Name yourself joy. Proclaim yourself joy! Today!
Where Do I Go To Get This Joy?
Two very effective ways to quickly create joy in yourself? Gratitude and memory. Look around at your life and make a list -- in writing --of all the things for which you are grateful. Add to the list whenever you get chance. If you find yourself dwelling on what you lack, read your list. Make that growing list a part of you and it will grow even faster. Sing your list, waltz with it, write it in all your favorite colors.
And sit down frequently and think of times when you were most joyful. Truly remember them and feel them. Infuse yourself with the joy of those memories. Let the joy from your past leap forward from memory into now. Catch the leaping joy with a smile and wear it inside and out. Then jump for joy as you become practiced in calling joy to you any time you desire.
Increasing the number of people living in joy has a positive impact on our workplaces and our communities. One who invites joy into his or her life also invites greater wellness, fortune, and success. As joy increases in our business organizations, those organizations become healthier, wealthier, and more successful. And, as joy expands in our society, it will become a place more inclusive, productive, and peaceful. This joy is potent stuff.
Naming can be much like claiming. Think of a trait you would like to claim for yourself -- if not joy, then maybe health, wealth, success, happiness, peace, kindness, the big, blue sky is the limit. For today, call yourself, name yourself, that trait. Maybe “I am health.” Or “I am kindness.” Stand up tall and say, “I am [your chosen name]” at least once an hour today. Sing it in the shower. Shout it with glee in the park.
Write it down each hour, too. “I am [your chosen name].” All throughout the day, carry the paper with your new name close to you. Grin when you think of it in your pocket or purse or under your belt.
Don’t just write it on paper. Use your finger to trace it in the air or in a pond. Write it in your food with your fork. Form your name with flowers or spell it out with jellybeans. Let today be permeated by your new name. The trait you claimed will become yours.
Stephanie West Allen, JD, is the author of _24 7 This! The Merry Method To Accelerate Success_. Excerpts at http://www.allen-nichols.com/success.cfm She coaches people in using the two Merry Maxims, WYTUG (What You Think Upon Grows) and LULU (Loosen Up, Lighten Up), to achieve health, wealth, creativity, and harmonized relationships. mail to:Stephanie@allen-nichols.com