The holiday season is laden with words like, happy, merry, wonderful, and on and on.
I was thinking about the word JOY and how it manifests in our lives.
What does it mean when someone brings you joy? How does it feel to be joyous?
Joy is often a bit of a surprise. You can’t force it and it comes when not expected. It’s impossible to sit and demand joy to be there. It is like the sun piercing through the clouds, or an unexpected visit from someone you love. It just happens.
Often when things are slow to come to fruition, we give up the idea that we can ever be joy-filled. In this world of instant gratification there is frustration when we do the work and then…… nothing happens.
Give yourself some time during this season of giving and receiving and think about what has taken time to mature, to show up, whether in material gain, in your emotional life or in in a heightened sense of your own well-being. When you can connect the dots from inception of an idea to the richness of seeing that idea in progress, you can take a moment and let the joy of creating come to you.
Know that all your hard work is in the process of bearing fruit and it will, all in its right season, so let it ripen.