Is it as easy as just willing yourself to feel happy?
If you tell yourself you’re happy over and over, just that make it true?
It’s been so strange this year. I know we have all been feeling it; no one is immune. 2020 has been hard. Most days, I don’t know how I feel about anything. Some days, I’m just numb.
But, lately, things have changed. I have made a choice to be happy. I have decided that I need to find more joy and to focus on the good things.
Today, on my run, when the sun came through the trees, I felt a lightness in my heart. My heart was on fire with joy. I can’t explain it. But, it was real. I had to stop for a moment, just to take it in.
It has been such a long time since I have felt what I can actually call “joy”, that I wanted to stop and fully embrace it.
I know the trails are my therapy, and for that, I am grateful. I do hope that you all have something that you can turn to that helps you get through to the other side of your dark patches.
I do believe that God wants us all to be happy.
Spend some time finding your joy today.