Virtue of the Fortnight: Joyfulness

How Do You Practice Joyfulness?

Joyfulness is looking forward to your day, knowing it will be good. Whatever you are doing, do it with a joyful heart. Find ways to have fun in your work and in your play. When good things happen to you, enjoy them fully. When sad things happen, let the sadness come and then let it go. Find the gift in what is happening – is this a way to become stronger? Enjoy your life!

Affirmation

I am thankful for the joy I feel inside. I enjoy my work and my play. I appreciate the gifts this day holds for me.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Joyfulness

What is Joyfulness?

Joyfulness is being filled with happiness. It is a peaceful sense of well-being. Joy is inside us all. It comes from an appreciation for the gifts each day brings. Joy comes when we are doing what we know is right, and when we laugh and see the humour in things. Joy is the inner sense that can carry us through the hard times even when we are feeling very sad.

Why Practice It?

Without inner joy, all our feelings are determined by what is happening to us. When things are going well, we feel glad. When things are going wrong, we feel bad. Without joyfulness, when the fun stops, our happiness stops. When we are joyful, things still happen to us, some good and some bad. If we are joyful, down deep we stay calm and serene. We look forward to things changing for the better.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Enthusiasm

How Do You Practice Enthusiasm?

Enthusiasm is a positive attitude. When you enjoy whatever you are doing, even the dullest job can be fun. Use your imagination to find ways to enjoy what you are doing. Take time for simple pleasures and enjoy the wonders of life. Show enthusiasm to others by celebrating with them when something wonderful happens. Your enthusiasm shines through your smile.

Affirmation

I am full of enthusiasm. I look on the bright side. I give 100% to whatever I do. I use my imagination. I am open to the wonders in store for me today.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Enthusiasm

What is Enthusiasm?

Enthusiasm is being inspired – full of spirit. It is being cheerful and happy. It is doing something wholeheartedly, with zeal and eagerness – giving 100% to what you do. Being enthusiastic is being excited about something, looking forward to it. It comes from having a positive attitude.

Why Practice It?

Everything becomes boring to a person without enthusiasm. A person without enthusiasm becomes boring, too. Enthusiasm is catching. When you are enthusiastic, other people like to be around you. Enthusiasm makes life more enjoyable.