30 days of self love – finding joy

Posted: September 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

Goood morning! I sincerely hope today finds you all well. I feel fabulous because I took today’s message to heart already.

In life, we all search for happiness. We want fulfillment and to live with contentment. In order to find such a life, we have to take the first steps in finding joy in each day. From the small moments of a child’s laugh to the bigger “wow” moments of exciting vacations and celebrations, we must reach out and grab joy each day.

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I don’t think I need to tell you why finding joy in everyday moments of life can increase overall happiness. We all have that logic. Instead, I want to ask you to find it for yourselves today. Don’t avoid it for fear it will get in the way of to-dos. Don’t convince yourself another moment will come soon enough. Don’t hesitate on whether you deserve that moment of joy. Just take it. And walk away with a smile.

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This post is more brief because I did just that this morning. In lieu of waking up by no later than 6:00 to spend an hour writing a 30 Days post like I do every other morning, I just now rolled out of bed. I grabbed my joy today by spending two extra hours cuddled up in bed with my husband. Talking to him, snuggling him, and loving him. Do the same in your day.

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What will bring YOU joy? It’s yours for the taking….so take. :)

Quotes to Reflect On
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.  ~Benjamin Franklin

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72 Comments to “30 days of self love – finding joy”
  1. [...] this morning I went to Faith Fitness Fun for Tina’s 30 Days of Self Love and Reflection post on Joy, it was the cherry on top of my biscuit breakfast and making everything sunny again. Today was [...]

  2. Taryn says:

    Great post, Tina. I never thought of having to grab joy or having to actively seek happiness. I usually think of joy finding me. I’ll have to remember this on days where I’m feeling low–I just have to look for something to take joy in and embrace it :) .

  3. [...] if Tina hadn’t brought up such a good point in today’s 30 Days of Self Love article. She says you have to seek joy [and in some cases make joy happen]. It’s not something [...]

  4. I love the first quote, I must print it and hang it on the wall at home :)

  5. I love this post, too (sorry I’m really behind from having a tough week)! Yesterday, cuddling and laughing with my boyfriend made my heart smile with joy. Loving another person is almost an otherworldly experience.

    Also there was this really great sale at my local grocery store. Hehe.

  6. [...] if he had worn a mask like that I would have spit in his face. Good thing I found joy with some snuggle time yesterday morning because joy didn’t have a shot in youknowwhere yesterday [...]

  7. [...] Leave a comment I’m a little late with this one, but a couple of days ago, Tina’s 30 Days of Self Love post asked us to find the joy in each day. “From the small moments of a child’s laugh to [...]

  8. I’ve been so busy this week with work stuff that I am behind on posts. But I love that this was posted on a day that I just slept in because I could and sat in a coffee shop because I wanted to.

    Today I am taking my joy because I am not running on a schedule. I’m enjoy my day with Hunni and my dogs and later my mom. With work we are often so busy and today we can do what we want to find joy with each other.

  9. [...] have to admit I was quite excited when I logged onto Tina’s website today and saw our topic, Finding joy. The quest for happiness is a biggie for me. I’ve written about it in my other (more public) [...]

  10. Kinley says:

    It sounds funny but my little puppy dog brings me joy every day! He somehow always knows when I am having a bad day and when that happens, will not leave my side. Plus he’s just so darn cute ;)

  11. [...] reflections on self-love post this morning reminds us to look for joy – and to find it – here and now in what we do with our [...]

  12. Xandria says:

    Spending time with my family and friends definitely. <3

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