"Joy is not in things; it is in us."
When we look for joy or happiness in things we own, or in externals, we rob ourselves of the experience of discovering that feeling welling up from inside ourselves. It isn't where you live, what car you drive, or how nice you look; joy is the gift you give yourself when you discover those moments when you are truly alive in the present moment.
This week: Pay attention to those moments when you experience happiness or joy. Ask yourself: "What do I appreciate about my life right now? How can I connect with the joy that is inside me?"
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and trainer with 30 years experience helping people find happiness--inside themselves. For more information, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/