I choose Joy

It has been a really long time since I wrote a blog.  The reason is I wasn't sure what to write about.  There is so much going on in the world today it is hard to navigate through.

I decided to write today because I choose Joy!  Why do I say that, you might ask?  Well its because in the midst of the chaos we are going through, I choose to find joy in it.  Meaning that not everything is a bad thing, not everything we are going through needs to be negative.

So many times people dwell on the negative, I am known to do this alot.  I sit in the despair and wish for it to go away on its own but that never happens.  You see, I was raised to always look for the bad first.  Why that was, well because my father was a military man and was taught by his commanders that you need to look what bad things are going to happen first so that you can fix them along the way.  Well in everyday life that's not the way it works.

We don't base our decisions, whether it be business or life, on what bad things are going to happen, we base them on the all the good things that are going to happen.  You choose Joy!

You choose it out of love and happiness not negativity and despair. But how do you not let negativity dictate your decisions?  I have a rule that I never make any decisions when I am depressed or angry. I do this because I am not in the right mindset to make the right decision.  I want joy to be at the forefront of all my decisions.

So I leave you with this, when negativity strikes sit with it as long as you need to too but don't unpack your bags instead choose Joy and let it shine through.