Every so often I love to throw a happiness post in amongst my other thoughts to inspire YOU to focus on finding happiness too. So far I have discovered that to be happy I need to have a siesta, forgive others, garden and look for personal growth.
Today I have been thinking about the importance of jumping for JOY. You know, the type of fun jumping in the air you see in great family picture shoots or the type of 'Oh! what feeling' jumping you see in car ads on television.
I love part of the meaning to jump where it implies - to push oneself off a surface. It makes me think of pushing yourself of a negative surface, raising yourself higher into a better place and of using your body as a means to find joy. It also mentions to be full of lively activity. I don't know about you but if I am feeling low, I find it is very hard to jump. My body feels heavy and I don't get very far off the ground. When I am feeling happy and full of energy I can use my whole body to propel me in the air.
I love this quote:
'Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall'
In many ways on my blog I feel I have take a BIG jump. I have overcome my fear of writing and sharing my feelings. I took a big leap by not worrying about what other people would think of me. It was hard to get started. It took a lot of energy to propel myself out of my negative thoughts and ways but I have found wonderful support and friends who have helped me strengthen my wings as I have discovered more about myself over the past year.
I still have a long way to go in my jumping and discovering but I am feeling happier and braver with every leap into greater heights that I take. I hope that you will continue to encourage me as I make mistakes and become more proficient in blogging and writing. I so appreciate your comments and love and enjoy you additional insights into my thoughts and ideas.
To celebrate all this joyous jumping, I took the kids out into the backyard to do some jumping for joy ourselves:
I hope that you can find a pinch of joy to jump about today as you start off another busy week.