Friday, April 11, 2014

Life's Jigsaw - Joy

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle. Each little piece is an aspect of our journey through it. And when at last we find that last piece and fit it into place, we eventually see the meaning of this life.


UBC Day 11
The J Piece - Joy

Joy is my word for 2014 and Joy I hope to find in all things I do as I hope by living in joy I will also spread joy. After all we are all interconnected.

"Happiness is not a pursuit, it is a state of being" are words that came into my head not long ago.

I take that to mean that happiness cannot be found, it's not something we can search for. We choose to live each moment in joy, to see joy in everything, to look at the bright side of life and that even when hard times hit us, we are able to live in acceptance and move through it.

Big events bring us great joy, but little things bring us great joy as well. There is joy in receiving as well as in giving. We live in joy when we think joy. 

Your joy comes from how you think, the choices that we make in life
~ Joyce Meyer



Think joy. Celebrate joy. Be happy.


Written for: A to Z Challenge and The Ultimate Blogging Challenge


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34 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you that joy is a choice. I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge today!

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    1. Thanks Fivehearts. Glad you agree.

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  2. Small and big joys of life are a must to make it interesting !

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  3. Happiness is not a pursuit, it is a state of being...so well said and explained.

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    1. Thanks Janu. Glad you thought so.

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    1. Thanks Naba. Glad you thought so.

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  5. Agree completely. As you rightly mentioned, big things give bigger joys but we must choose to enjoy the little things too. Like they say that very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all about choices!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. So true - it's the choices we make.

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  6. There was no question what J would be in your Jigsaw, Suzy! Nice one. :)

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    1. Absolutely none Corinne :D Thanks.

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  7. Living with joy is a choice! I like that thought.

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    1. Thanks Tulika. Glad you like that.

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  8. Aptly said......
    Being happy is our choice

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  9. Very nice post, Suzy. Happiness is indeed a state of being. Like how you put it there!

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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    1. Thanks Beloo. Glad you liked it.

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  10. Completely agree...Happiness is a state of Mind. If one can control mind over matter, then Happiness is a Way of Life!!

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  11. Absolutely ....looking at the brighter side of every situation brings joy in our hearts...

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    1. Thanks Shellymona - or at least helps us through the hard times.

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  12. As you said one day Suzy, you are I seem to be on the same place in our journeys. So glad to have met you! :)

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    1. Thanks Dagny. So glad to have met you too. :)

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  13. Yes, Suzy - joy really is a choice. We have that power to be positive and joyful. I recently learned this lesson the hard way, but I'm grateful that I did!

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    1. Thanks Beachlover. I think we all learn this the hard way, and often slip back to the old ways.

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  14. J sure is for joy :-) n we can find joy in little things rather than waiting for big things to happen!

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    1. Thanks Swathi - you summed it up well.

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  15. I too chose J - for joy ! beautiful post !

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    1. Thanks Genevive. Joy is a great word for J :)

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