Just Joy

One of the things I’ve probably mentioned in the past that completely amazes me is how often people turn down or ignore the simple stuff.  Like a free gift because they feel guilty getting it or the kind word because they don’t feel worthy or the simple advice that could be a big breakthrough.  Of course I’ve toyed with different ideas over the years on how to help people accept the simple stuff.  I’ve seen over the past few years a few more people offering a very brief daily thought, inspiration or action step on a blog or through a newsletter which is one way to encourage simple changes, but somehow too many people are still missing out on the huge potential power of this concept.

Let me explain the concept to you before we go further.  It’s really quite simple.  Your future is built on each and every moment from your past.  Your future is what your past has created.  The different prejudices, preferences, issues, fears, challenges, choices and people you meet, plus the outside influences that you have no control over are what makes up your future.  Which means that each and ever minute of your life is building to your future.  So if every moment is used in the set-up for your future, it would follow that it matters what you do in each moment of your life.  No pressure or anything.

But seriously, if we know that we can’t possibly make the most of each and every moment because that’s too much, but we do know and do our best to live life to its fullest as often as possible, the next thing to consider is that it’s those little things that make such a big difference in our lives.  What are the little things adding up to in your life?  Can you see them leading to an amazing future or are you frustrated with the future you see?  If you’re feeling frustrated, the first place I would start is with what makes you happy.  It’s when you find happiness that you find the key to freedom.

“It is strange what a contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely.”  Georges Duhamel

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