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THIS WEEK: JOY, HAPPINESS & NEW EXPERIENCES
I want to share a new tool with you. The tool of "Recognizing Joys, Happiness & New Experiences".
First - definitions:
'New Experience' is easy and obvious. Whenever you try or do something new, never done before it is a 'new experience'. Going to an amusement park for the 1st time, beginning to learn how to knit or singing in your church choir; all of these are examples of 'new experiences' that we tend to overlook when they occur and certainly don't remember later.
'Happiness' is often talked about by seldom defined. I define it as experiencing a sense of contentment or amusement. It's not spectacular, it's not big and yet it brings a smile to the face and a swelling of the heart.
'Joy' is the BIG, the SPECTACULAR. 'Joy' is the feeling several levels above 'happiness'.
What is the difference between 'joy' & 'happiness'? When I go to dinner with a friend I am happy. When I go for a lobster dinner with my best friend Pam on my annual trip to Maine, that's 'joy'. When my son, Scott send me a birthday present, that's happiness. When he remembers a casual remark I made months before about a "White Castle" cookbook and sends it to me for my birthday that is 'Joy' with a capital J and a scream of delight as I open the package.
Now for the new tool.
Take a jar or a box (I like a jar because it is see-thru) and label it.
I put all three on mine - joy, happiness & new experiences.
I then put pads of paper inside for use.
I used purple for joy, yellow for happiness & green for new experiences (but you may not be as anal retentive as I am).
Now & throughout the year I will record my experiences.
On down days I will pull one or two out and lift myself up by reliving the event. Then back in the jar it will go.
On December 31st 2016 I'll recall my entire year & celebrate the wonderful experiences I have had. I'll then start over with that as a stepping stone to even higher platforms.
So go, don't keep sitting here reading. Start your joy jar now. Share the idea with someone you love. It will be a great way to teach children how to experience the bright side
& not wait for others to make their lives better.
It's on each of us to do that for ourselves.
At my 1st floor of 2016. Bye. Marta
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