The Joy of Living
Live without regrets; tomorrow is never promised, live as if it were your last day. We have heard this wisdom before. But when was the last time you did a self-check on embracing your life and celebrating the here and now? Indeed living like the French would say, with a spirit of Joie de vivre!
Sounds whimsical and fun but what does Joie de vivre mean? Joy of life is only the start. The spirit of the famous phrase is so much more robust than that. Joie de vivre really is the JOY of everything. A deeply felt joy of our whole being and surroundings. That means tasting and experiencing the beauty of our lives. It is so easy to daydream and get excited about what might be. The future holds so much promise, but it is today that is devoted to us.
I was given a brilliant book by a dear friend recently. “SHE” by Kobi Yamada. In it, you will find one of the most powerful lines.
Celebrate her Joie De Vivre
“She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno as though she owned both France and Italy and the day itself.”
Today I am reminded to immerse myself and everything and everyone around me in pure Joie de vivre. Own today and live it with every beautiful fiber inside of you. Your smile and your joy will be a gift to those around you. Whatever we give energy to will be powerful. But that is not just for the positive thoughts and actions; it is equally as commanding on negative thoughts as well. So if what I send into the universe will come back to with an equal dose of determination… today I choose JOY, today I embrace Joie de vivre!