Tag Archives: happiness

New Beginnings

The seasons of nature give us clues as to how to live our lives. Spring is about emerging from the cold, dark winters. It is about new beginnings and coming out into the world with renewed energy. Bring the joy and beauty into the world through what you choose to create with your life.


Turn Up the Radio

Studies find that listening to music you enjoy each day will reduce stress and depression. This is partly because music sound waves go directly into our bodies on a cellular level through the frequencies. So go ahead and turn up that radio, sing in that shower, and dance to your heart’s content!

The Best Things in Life are Free

Finding more joy in your life is not about THINGS, it’s about experiences and it’s about relationships. When you can bring joy into someone’s life, it will automatically bring more joy to you too! Sometimes we get too wrapped up in material objects when in truth, the best things in life are free. What are your favorites?

Keep It Simple

What you focus in on is what will come into your life. The more you think about what is going right in your life, the more will continue to go well. We don’t need to make that more complicated. Keep it simple and you will easily find more joy in your life.

Daily Awareness

The joy of life is that we’re living it right now. -Simon Sinek

Being aware every day of all the good things in your life will naturally help you feel more joy. Appreciation and gratitude are the easiest ways to find more joy. Use them with gusto and frequently!

The 28 Day JOY Journey

We’ve declared this month is going to be the month of joy! Every day we’re going to be sharing a simple action step on the The Bringing Joy Facebook page.

Watch this short video and get ready for more joy!

To sign up for the 28 Day JOY Journey go here.

I’m giving YOU a gift! Please read on to see why I’m giving YOU a present for my birthday!

We’re giving away 10 free memberships to the Bringing Joy Book Club! We want you to experience the love and joy with us every month for the next year!

Want to know how to get your free membership?

We’re making it really easy and fun!

Just go to below this blog post and leave me a comment as to why you want to win a membership. Share what ever moves you, what is the BIG reason you want to be in the club.

Occupy Joy

Why do we need to focus on Joy?

We are continually bombarded by negative news. It’s hard not to get depressed if you listen too closely. I know that choosing to focus on the joy in your life will only bring more joy into it. It really begins with us first. When you feel joy, you will spread joy to those around you and make them feel better too. Like a pebble dropped into the water, making a conscious decision to live a joyous life will have positive ripple effects in your whole life.

That’s why we decided to start the Joy Movement. If we can bring a higher awareness to choosing to focus on those things that give you joy, we are certain it’ll have a great ripple effect on our families and communities. And if enough people join, it can have some wonderful effects on our society and our world!

Since we have started a Joy Movement, we were curious to see how people are really feeling. We decided to do some market research and created a Joy Survey to see what really makes people happy and joyful in their lives. Over 700 people responded and the final results were not so unexpected but rather it was good to get confirmation. The first question we asked was what the top five things were that brought joy into their lives.

The top answers for what makes people happy are:
Children/Grandchildren/Family 67.2%
Friends 57.1%
Marriage/Relationship/Intimacy 55.7%
Faith/Religion/Spirituality 52.5%
Health/Well Being 48.1%

Then we asked to choose the #1 thing that brings the greatest joy in their lives:
Children/Grandchildren 28.9%
God/Faith/Religion/Spirituality 25.4%

It is interesting to see confirmation of how important our children, families, and relationships are. That tells us that as human beings we have a natural need to be connected to others on a meaningful level.

The lowest answers for both questions were how much money you earn (6.2%) and Job/Career/Business (0.9%). Yet how much of our time are we thinking about or worrying about these two areas of our lives? It’s worth reflecting on a bit so that we really do focus on what makes us happy and joyful in our lives.

The last question we asked was “do you consider yourself to be a happy, joyful person?” Here 56.6% replied often, most of the time but not always. Another 30% said that yes, always, I see the good in everything. Only 11.2% answered sometimes, about 50-50 and 2.2% answered no, not at all. This shows that 86.6% of the people surveyed consider themselves happy and joyful most of the time or more.

Why isn’t this reflected in the media? It’s great to hear that so many people feel positive about their lives. Part of our Joy Movement is to bring a greater awareness that you can live a joyful life. If the majority of people already are feeling pretty good, then we should celebrate and show the people who may not be feeling quite so joyful that it is possible for them too. Giving joy to others is just one of the ways we recommend that you can have more joy in your life.

What are you doing to live a joyous life? What are your thoughts focused in on most of the time? And how can you bring more joy into your life? These are questions we want to hear your answers to. Please come by www.BringingJoyToTheWorld.com/joymovement and join our community so that you can join other like minded joy seekers. Here’s to living joyfully!

Nature Brings an Abundance of Joy

A great way to feel joy is to connect to nature and the wonderful gifts our planet gives us. It’s important to get outside and get in touch with the rhythms of nature. Enjoy what each season brings to us and take some time to really appreciate your environment. There is wisdom in the saying “stop and smell the flowers”, especially these days when we tend to live our lives at such a fast pace.

How to Find Time to Spend with Your Loved Ones

Spending time with the people you love is a way to bring a lot of joy into your life—especially if you tell those people what they mean to you! Share how much they mean to you, how much you love them, and it will make their day so much better. We are human beings and have an innate need to connect and love others. Sharing the love you feel will spread so much joy into your life and theirs too! Tell these people you love them!

The Best Way to Practice Appreciation

The Law of Appreciation states that what you give thanks for will return to you multiplied. Spend time each day to look for the things you are grateful for…no matter what your circumstances are, there are ALWAYS things you can be thankful for. When you get yourself into a state of appreciation, you raise your energy level so that you can attract your dreams into life.