Finding joy every day...

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential
Good morning!!
I woke this morning thinking about joy…
Joy, is by definition, a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. I had always felt it meant something a bit different, honestly…
To me, joy always meant something beyond happiness or pleasure…
A feeling of inner peace. A calm. A feeling that no whatever life throws at you, you will move forward with a smile on your face and an attitude that cannot be shaken…
We have all met joyous people. Those people that seem to ooze goodwill from their heart and soul…
People that are strong. Hopeful. They have an aura about them…
Often times these joyous people have an inner faith. A spirituality. A belief in a higher power…
A belief that things happen for a reason…
That no matter what happens, big or small, it was meant to happen…
Whether it be a stubbed toe. A speeding ticket. A fight with a loved one. Or even something much bigger…
I believe in that. I believe things do happen for a reason…
Good or bad, the occurrences in my life are part of some plan. A predetermined path that I am on…
That I am here for a reason. A higher purpose…
And that I have a mission, even if I haven’t yet discovered what that mission is…
So here I lay, early in the morning. 3:27 am…
I feel an excitement. A belief that there is a reason for things, and that God put me here, where I am, right here and now, for a that reason…
A purpose…
Although not sure of that reason at the moment, I have realized what brings me the joy we so often seek…
I am most joyous when I am connecting to others...
Lifting others spirits if they are down…
Celebrating with them if they are happy…
Being a shoulder to cry on…
Giving a high five. A firm handshake. A warm hug...
A look directly in the eye…
Having a smile that lights up the room. An air of confidence. An attitude that cannot be shaken…
For I believe again, that I do have a higher purpose. That things do happen for a reason…
I believe that I am joyous…
And my purpose, maybe even my gift, is to share that joy with others…
So today I move forward with excitement. I will reach out to others in a spirit of goodwill…
I will be a lighthouse in the storm. A beacon of hope and optimism…
For today will be a great day...
And my smile will light up the room…
Have an awesome day!!
Ken
 
 
                        Happiness is a beef sandwich     Having fun at the Naperville Turkey Trot     Feeling joy and love with my newborn son

Comments (5)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ken - it's important to keep those positive thoughts.  Have a good day.   

Nov 30, 2021 03:48 AM
Ken Tracy

Thanks Michael!  You have a great day as well!!


Ken

Nov 30, 2021 04:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It sounds like you will have an amazing day today. Our attitude truly does help shape our days, and our lives.

Nov 30, 2021 05:00 AM
Ken Tracy

Hi Kat!  Thank you!


I will have a great day.  I feel I already have...


Hope you are doing great, and have an awesome Tuesday!


Ken

Nov 30, 2021 05:11 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Cute picture.  Love the line, Lighthouse in the Storm.

Have a great and productive Tuesday, sell a house and remember its TACO TUESDAY, bill

Nov 30, 2021 05:08 AM
Ken Tracy

Hi Bill!!  Thanks!  Not super concerned with home sales, they seem to take care of themselves...


Feel I may have a different path eventually, and hope I am on it...


Have a great day!


Ken

Nov 30, 2021 05:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ken. So much gratitude in your attitude! Definotely on the right page. Enjoy your day.

Nov 30, 2021 05:10 AM
Ken Tracy

Hey Wayne!  Thank you!  I have gratitude for you!


Ken

Nov 30, 2021 09:37 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Ken Tracy, what a beautiful post. We should have this attitude each and every day. Sometimes, we may not understand why things happen the way they do but there's always a reason. Sometimes, it is just to teach us. 

Nov 30, 2021 06:51 AM
Ken Tracy

Hey Beth!  Thank you so much!  I truly appreciate your kind words...


Hope you are having a great day!!


Ken

Nov 30, 2021 09:38 AM