I was with one of my client’s (who’s a new mom) last week and we were talking about what her plans were for Christmas. She said I want to go and visit my family — she gave birth in October, so everything is still very new. The plan is to go visit her parents, his parents and a sibling within a week. I said, “well that is ambitious” and her reply to me was so heart felt and sweet. She said, “he (the baby) is joy and I want to share the joy of him with as many people as possible.” I sat there for a moment and thought go and spread joy wee one. I then said to the baby, “you have an amazing mama.”
I was out and about yesterday and found myself driving by the hospital and I thought of beginnings and endings and the joy and sorrow that they bring. There will be many giving birth this holiday season and celebrating a new life and the joy it brings. At the same time many will be struggling with the pain of letting go, of death, or grieving the loss of a loved one.
This is what life seems to be about joy or grief, day or night, light or dark, happiness or sadness, plenty or lack, thin or fat, and rich or poor. We live in a world of duality where we experience all that life has to offer, the highs and the lows. We are a soul, having a physical experience and experiences can be ecstatic or horrible and there are lessons in both. I have had my fair share of the tough ones and I know that those experiences have shaped me and given me so much wisdom.
This got me thinking of all the ways we can spread Joy especially at this time of year when so many are facing challenges in their lives. I have put together five simple ways that we can spread joy to others.
These are a few ideas to get you into the joyful mood and to see that it is very easy and doesn’t cost anything. Be joyful.
Spread joy with those around you and
watch the miracles happen
If you need support during this time from someone who’s been there and come out the other side, reach out to me for a (no obligation) Discovery Session. I am here to support you.