Embracing Joy

I think that embracing joy is a wonderful resolution for the new year and having goals for each month is a great idea. And I wanted to share my wonderful friend Granny’s blog.

The Village Granny

The ending of 2013 was a rough one for Granny. No blogging, no sewing, no Thanksgiving cooking, no Christmas decorating, no big gatherings of friends and family. It was mostly a season of seclusion, sadness, self-reflection and sitting on the couch. Not a life I recommend to anyone!

2014 however, promises recovery, more happiness, balance and joy. Joy – now there’s a concept I can embrace and work toward after the bleak winter of the previous year.

UnknownJoy is so much deeper than happiness to me and implies pure contentment. To be joyful is to be balanced in all areas of life – mental, spiritual, physical, emotional, etc. It also suggests work and planning to me. Joy is not just accidentally found nor can it be inherited. But it certainly can be shared and enjoyed with others.

So this will be my year of joy – my year of embracing…

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