“Joyful people live their lives finding ways to celebrate what is and not what could have been.” ~ Jane Jayroe

The Negative Person

There are happy, joyful people in the world, and there are grumps. Think of the word “grump” and whose picture is beside that word in YOUR dictionary. We all know one.

After going through a divorce, it is easy to be the “negative person.” That person who always sees the worst in people instead of the best. The person who is pessimistic before things even get started. Maybe you spend time with friend, or a co-worker, or even a family member who fits that description.

I enjoy being around people who have problems, just like I do. Being upbeat and confident is not about acting like life is perfect. But seeing the world as depressing and empty doesn’t help you along in your divorce recovery process, or through any other hard circumstance for that matter.

Finding Happiness

Think about all of the blessings you can celebrate at this very minute. My list is endless. If you really look at it, yours is too. Everyone of us has the potential to be joyful about the good things that are in our life right this minute.

All of the things that aren’t right will still be there for us to face and deal with. Let’s not waste time fretting over circumstances out of our control. We can all have a fullness of joy if we open our eyes to the pleasures around us everywhere!

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fulness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures evermore.” ~ Psalm 16:1 (NIV)

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