One of my yearly themes this year is about fun, though for the last few weeks everything seems to be working in a direction that is .. not fun, not very joyful. What would it take for a little joy? I start the morning hopeful and ended a little blah by evening.
Sometimes things do get overwhelming. With a full-time job, two young kids, crazy schedules, a weaker immune system and everything else in between, living fun or having joy, seemed a far out task.
Yet, I can’t be the only one overwhelmed at various points in life.
And if so, then how would someone living from joy, act?
If I am living from joy today (just today), how would I walk, talk and move? How will I brush my teeth or comb my hair?
If I am living from joy today (just today), how would I turn the key, type on the keyboard, talk to my kids, nod to the passerby?
If I am living from joy today (just today), how would I flip the book, eat my lunch, drink my water, stir the tea?
If I am living from joy today (just today), how would I react to the next email, the next assignment, the next phone call?
And then repeat it tomorrow.
And replace the word joy with fun, or wholeheartedness, or inspired, or inspiring, or passionate, or compassionate, or vulnerable, or alive.
Watch what happens.