Where are you going? Really – where are you going? Are you the one who says the day is dragging by and you wished it were Friday already? Are you the one who says it’s just another day? Are you the one who will be happy when you’ve reached a particular destination? Your destination could be an upcoming vacation that will make you happy. It could be losing weight and then you’ll be happy. It may be you are going towards a new job, a new relationship, a new home and the arrival is when the celebration will take place.
Having a destination in mind can be fun and possibly inspire the potential changes required to reach that destination. However, the true joy is the journey; the destination is the cherry on top. Your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday may feel the same. You get up each day, go to the same job, probably take the same route to get there, however you have an opportunity to make it a different experience each time by enjoying the journey rather than the destination.
The joy in the journey can be found through awareness. Be aware that this moment is special, it’s not yesterday, it’s not tomorrow, it’s right now. Through awareness you have an opportunity to see everything deeper, richer, happier, and easier. When we group 365 days together, it makes a year. Rather than wishing it was Friday, or spring, or summer, or your birthday, or a favorite holiday, you have the opportunity to celebrate the right now.
Affirmation: Each experience brings me love, laughter, and deeper awareness to loving what is.
“Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.” ~ Melba Colgrove
“Joy is not in things; it’s in us.” ~ Richard Wagner
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ~ Ursula K. LeGuin
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” ~ Greg Anderson
Faithfully ~ Journey
You Bring Me Joy ~ Anita Baker
Joy Ride ~ Mariah Carey
For the next week I invite you to enjoy the journey by:
Appreciating the now; when you start feeling frustrated where you are right now, stop, breathe, and think of things you appreciate. Perhaps your work isn’t your dream job, but appreciate what it does provide you – shelter, food, experience towards your dream job.
Loving what is. Get excited about your upcoming plans and dreams, just don’t forget to love what is. Love today for what it brings you. Love the weather for what it offers you. Love the people in your day who enhance your experience to the ones teaching you patience, understanding, and forgiveness.
Mostly, my wish for you is a week of expanding your happy loving moments through love and laughter while lessening your sad and fearful moments through gentleness and forgiveness. I’m wishing you a week filled with so much laughter and joy that your dream is to have more days like today rather than wishing for next week.
Until next time, care to join me on destination joy?
Keep living big, loving big, and laughing along the journey.
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.