Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Try it… Smile.
It works. You have found a moment of joy.
Happiness? It’s ephemeral, temporary. I choose joy.
It comes from the inside, from mindfulness, from choosing to see, really see.
Now notice something.
A feeling, a sight, a sound.
Notice your reaction to it.
Try not to judge your reaction. Just notice.
Mindfulness reminds us to notice the small things, and rejoice in them.
By choosing joy, you are inviting it into your life.
Watch a delightful 13-minute video with Benjamin Zander, from whom I’ve borrowed the idea of “how fascinating.” Or just watch the first few minutes.