My logic went like this. The reason we seek growth is in order to make our lives better. One of the many reasons we want to make our lives better is so we can experience new and different kinds of flowering joy.
And yet, despite the power and importance of joy we often tend to overlook it.
What is joy?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as the following:
1. the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight b: the expression or exhibition of such emotion : gaiety
2. a state of happiness or felicity : bliss
3 a source or cause of delight
If words like delight, gaiety, felicity and bliss aren't enough to make you smile then hopefully some of the moments I'm going to talk about this month will do the trick.
My plan is to explore all the ways, both small and big, we experience joy.
It goes, almost, without saying I'll spend a fair amount of time focusing on sources of joy at home.
But I also plan to look at the bigger picture. Do joy and writing go hand-in-hand? What about joy and giving? I can't wait to hear from my readers about this topic. I want to know what brings you joy and whether you actively seek it out or stumble into happiness haphazardly. Are you a joy junkie or do you think looking for joy dulls the sensation?
They're fun questions and I think it's going to be a fun topic. Oh, and one more thing. I know it's still April but I was so excited/joyous about my new theme that I just couldn't bring myself to wait until Wednesday.