On Joy, my word of the year reflection

My word for 2014 was Joy. It has been a struggle for me to keep this goal in mind, and now, on the last day of the year, I realize the truth that I have searched for all year.

Joy is a perspective.

I realized that I have grown used to looking at life through grim colored glasses, due to years of struggle with pain and depression. I no longer need those glasses. I no longer need to look at life through such a grim and dour set of blinders.

Finding joy, in short, meant that I had to dive deep into my darkness and come out at the other end with a smile on my face.

I have changed my view on life to fit with the one that is my soul, the determined Inner Child who sees beauty in all, who finds smiles in everything, who plays with emotions. Next year is all about breathing her in, being her, shining bright, as the t-shirt I am wearing today says,

I am ready to take the leap. More than ready. I am leaping as I type this, with a smile of joy on my face that brings light to all the world.

Perfect way to live, I say 🙂

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