Put joy into your life! Listen to music, have dinner with candles, fill your house with flowers.
Embellish your world! Place your favourite sayings and insightful quotes where you can see them, decorate your house with love, fill the bath with bubbles and go soak yourself. Focus on the beauty of life.
Cheer yourself up with this adventure that we call life!
Decide to put happiness into every moment of your day as if this is your last day. Flow with life. Welcome the excitement that each morning brings, with enthusiasm and optimism.
Each morning is a celebration of life. You are gifted one more day to celebrate and receive the wonders of another sunrise.
If we don’t fill our world with joy, no one else will do it for us. You are the only one who can motivate yourself. Decisions are personal. When you choose to go to the gym to develop your fitness, or your strength, or your mobility, it is your decision and your own effort to make the changes to your body. When we are at the gym, why don’t we ask other people to train for us? Why don’t we just watch others doing their training, expecting changes in our own bodies? Because we know that we are the only ones who have to lift the weights, do the press-ups, sit-ups, run, walk, or whatever it takes.
This is why I am telling you, decide to fill your world with happiness, and don’t wait for somebody else to do it for you. This is your life and you decide what to do with it.
It is important to have the willpower to be happy – to have the willpower to be at peace, to have the willpower to feel love, to have the willpower to enjoy life. It is important to have the desire to live life with optimism – with desire and a little practice every day, we will develop the habit of filling our world with joy.
It is true that someone special can make us feel happier. It is true that a special experience can leave us more emotional, or that a special message can change our state of mind and make us feel more energised. But, this doesn’t mean we have to live depending on others or our circumstances. We have to create our own happiness and cheer up our world.
For example, if you don’t receive an e-mail you were expecting, you might get sad, but don’t let sadness get you down. Think differently. You might understand that the person didn’t have time, or was rushing to catch a flight, or had to finish a project. The list can be endless. Don’t waste your time trying to explain things over which you have no control. Don’t waste time trying to control circumstances.
Trust that everything happens at the right time. Everything happens in the divine moment of life.
Remember the different stories of those people who were saved from not being in the scene of an accident, on that flight, or in that subway. They affirm that after that experience, they are always grateful to be in the right place and at the right time.
Don’t be afraid to put joy into your life. When I was a child, I was told that if I laughed a lot or I was too happy something bad would occur. Often in the middle of my happiness, I remembered that life would punish me for being happy, so I prayed for nothing bad to happen.
It wasn’t until the day I decided to never have this silly idea in my head anymore, I began to enjoy the world of joy, without guilt and without fear. I wonder now, where do adults get those ideas. And why do they say these things to children? What learning or truth does it bring?
I hope that if adults invented these stories to keep children silent and frightened, that they wouldn’t use them anymore.
If you look at children, they are always filling their worlds with joy. They live in the present. They enjoy every day as just that; one day at a time. Not two or three, or a week, it is moment by moment, day by day.
Allow your heart to bring joy to your life and to reignite the happy sparks.
Trust that happiness is a result of your own actions!
I decide to fill my world with joy.
I decide to rejoice.
I decide to wake up happy,
and live this day with love.