Have you ever seen dolphins jumping amid the waves? Have you watched a dog streaking across a field after fetching a stick? Have you witnessed children swinging as high as they can go? If any of these images are stored in your memory banks, then you have also witnessed pure joy.
Joy doesn’t exist to sell anything, compete for anything or cost anything. But its benefits extend far beyond what we can imagine. Although I’m not sure how deep Rosalind Russell’s meaning was when she said, “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic,” she hit the nail on the head.
Joy makes you smile. It removes your stress. It warms your heart by calming your heart. It exists all around us, every day of the year.