Life Is a Happy Dance!

Life Is a Happy Dance!John Calvin, the great theologian, thought there wasn’t a blade of grass or a color of blue sky or of rich brown earth that wasn’t intended to bring us joy.  Most of us love the blue sky days where everything is filled with incredible harmony and peace.  We cast our bread on the waters and wait expectantly to put out our nets to see what we might catch.  No matter what it is, we are prepared for the joy it will bring.

You may think you could buy into this joy business, but you’re not so sure about that whole “happy dance” thing.  After all, reality would say otherwise for much of the world.  So how do you create more joy?

One approach is to get busy doing something that makes you happy.  Be intentional.  Be creative!  If you love the way fresh cookies smell coming straight from the oven, make some. If you don’t want to eat them all yourself, spread the joy and give some to your neighbors.  If you love the way the wind blows through your hair giving you a fresh scent of flowers and trees and earthiness, then get outside and embrace the day.

After you’ve done something just for yourself, then become the joy for someone else.  Help your neighbor pull the garden weeds or plant some flowers.  Surprise your friend with a simple note or ecard just to say you’re thinking about them.  Taking the opportunity to lift the spirits of another person is always a joy bringer.  Pay an unexpected visit to a shut-in or call your mom or an old friend for no reason at all except to enjoy the time to chat.  Do something good for yourself and it will usually spill over onto someone else.  They’ll see the light in your eyes, the smile on your face and the generous spirit you exude and their day will be better too…all because they spent some happy moments with you.

It’s such a great day!  Is there anything stopping you from spreading just a little more  joy wherever you go?  As you walk down the street where you live, do a little happy dance and be filled with new found joy!

This entry was posted in Inspirational and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Life Is a Happy Dance!

  1. I wish to send this to All the Family and Friends and All the ones that have a chance to read this “Life Is a Happy Dance “.
    I Want everyone to Do a Happy Dance today and everyday, to make them happy and to appreciate there surroundings, and Life ingeneral. To our wonderful daughters whom we love so much, and to wish their Life to be a Happy Dance.
    Thank you John Calvin for reminding us that theres a Good Life out there and that we need to see it, appreciate it and spread the Love that comes with it.
    – Margaret Dahdah

  2. Margaret Dahdah says:

    I wish to send this to All the Family and Friends and All the ones that have a chance to read this “Life Is a Happy Dance “.
    I Want everyone to Do a Happy Dance today and everyday, to make them happy and to appreciate there surroundings, and Life ingeneral. To our wonderful daughters whom we love so much, and to wish their Life to be a Happy Dance.
    Thank you John Calvin for reminding us that theres a Good Life out there and that we need to see it, appreciate it and spread the Love that comes with it.
    – Margaret Dahdah

  3. donna says:

    loved this post. We cant take care of others if we dont take care of ourselves. and it is the simple things that can bring the most joy….
    http://www.50plusstickingtogether.blogspot.com
    http://t.co/AKbHD6M

  4. Annie says:

    I love sending e-cards and regular ones through the mail! I think it shows, that one takes the time outta all of our BUSY lives…just a minute to let someone know you are thinking about them, what they are up too and just plain ole letting them know you care very much about them..Whether it is your family or friends…I think and believe staying in touch with a card, a tweet or something on Facebook is a totally awesome jester or even more!
    Thanks. I hope everyone has a safe and great Fourth of July Weekend!
    Peace, Annie :)