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Happiness: How To Be Joyful part 2

This friend finds something to celebrate where I would not have seen it on my won. She is more than happy. She is excitedly happy in a feel good calm way.

Wow! How do I explain that one? My friend explained it to me so I could do it too and now I am sharing her secret with you. She told me to “feel into it.” That is it. The whole secret to living in joy—feel into it.
She taught me to stop thinking with my head and to think with my heart instead.
Think with my heart? Now that is a whole new way of being—and it feels really fine.

Take yourself out of your old way of thinking and see if this one fits for you. When you look at what you need to do and figure out today, turn off that thinning left brain analyzer? Tune into your right brain emotional center and feel into whatever the situation is. Just do it and you will understand what words cannot truly express.

I wish you joy in every new adventure—starting now.

Happiness: How To Be Joyful part 1

I recently discovered the difference between being happy and being joyful. How did I do that after living 58 years on this planet? The simple answer is I never new anyone who was joyful before now.

When teaching people to love others you must first love yourself because you cannot give what you do not have. And cannot do what you do not know. I am not talking about knowing about something, You can know about anything by reading books or doing online searches or finding a video on YouTube to explain about pretty much anything.

But you cannot possibly live something until you know it–until you feel it, live it and breathe it. Consequently, since I never really knew there was such a thing as living in joy, I was unable to even know about joyous living—before now.

I made a new friend one year ago. At first I thought she was very different—until I realized I envied how free she felt all the time. No matter where we went, I noticed my friend was completely free to be herself.

I am not saying she was ever inappropriate, loud, obnoxious or rude. I am saying she shares what she feels and thinks—and always does so in a respectful way. Even through all her proper decorum she stands out from everybody else in the room for who she is— pure joy.