Applications & Possible
Day with Joy
When we awaken in the morning,
we receive the gift of another day of
life. Choose to start that day with
gratitude for this life. Pause to list
you have to be thankful for. Stretch your
arms and legs to feel the life force flowing
through every cell of your body.
Think about it! Thank your
body for all the wonderful things it does
to keep you breathing, moving, seeing,
exercising, dancing, and singing aloud.
You have the power of choice,
so pause to focus your attention on all
the blessings that fill your day …
sometimes unnoticed, unacknowledged.
Pause there in bed to call
to mind and give thanks for all the
all the blessings, and all the abundance
that colors your life.
Give thanks for the loving
people in your life, your family, your
your church, your work place, your state,
your country, and your world.
Choose the joy of feeling
enthusiastic about the love and light that
surrounds you and fills every cell of your
body. Say it aloud, “I choose joy.
I choose to seek the joy in my life this
We have the power of choice.
We choose our attitude, our attitude colors
our perspective, and our perspective creates
Have you ever noticed that
once you see a particular type of car while
driving along the highway, you suddenly
see many more of the same? Where did they
come from? Did that one model and color
sell a lot more in the past few minutes
… or were they always there waiting
to be seen?
Making a choice to start and
end each day by giving thanks for all of
the positives we have noticed in our lives
helps us to feel the joy bubbling up to
fill our hearts.
You owe it to yourself to
choose joy. Do it mindfully for 30 days
… one month …morning and night.
Starting and closing your day with a litany
of every song, smile, hug, laugh, and act
of kindness … everything that made
you feel good … will insure that you
notice and expand the joy in every day of
your life even unto the end. You have the
power to choose joy. Try it! You’ll
2007 Gloria Alvino. The author gives
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