- a feeling of being forgiven;
- forgiving others;
- a feeling of life purpose;
- a strong sense of gratitude.
Gratitude drives joy. When we focus on what we have rather than what we don’t have, we are grateful. And that brings us joy.
For each of us, one of these four commonalities will be a weakness at various seasons of live. They may switch around and move on us depending on life circumstances that we allow to toss us about like waves in the ocean. Learning to intentionally pursue these four commonalities will develop the kind of life that I believe most individuals desire.
At this stage of life, a feeling of life purpose is my struggle. I’m camped out on this idea of life purpose and what truly I should be doing with my life. I’m aware that until I feel that my life has purpose, my joy will be incomplete. Whether it means doing something different with my life or seeing my life differently, I have to feel purpose in how I”m living my life in order to live the joy-filled life that I desire.
What about you? Do you agree with these four commonalities? Is there one that you struggle with and that is keeping you from living a joy-filled life?