Thoughts on spreading joy

By meredith, May 29, 2013 10:33 am

Giving birth to my son has got me thinking about the various ways we can spread joy. When I got engaged a couple of years ago, my sis in law wrote a note that mentioned that my happiness with my partner is a great way to spread joy. I think about that often – a new way of spreading joy. It made me joyful to think about that – here I was, unintentionally spreading joy through my joy. Beautiful.

My sister in law in turn had inadvertently sparked a chain of positive feelings by pointing this out. I found myself thinking about other ways that I spread joy without even realizing it.

Having a baby boy to introduce to the world has become another means to spread joy. Every time I introduce, or reintroduce him, to friends, family, or complete strangers, their faces light up. Sometimes I can walk by someone on the street who will look from me to baby and back to me, with a big old ear to ear grin. And I feel so connected, and well, joyful.

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It’s another way to spread joy – that’s free. And simple. And so precious. It’s a cliché, but these are the things that money couldn’t possibly buy. And they spread many more smiles than the material things money could buy. I’m grateful to my sister in law for pointing this out. And to my mind for continuously seeking these ways we spread joy without even realizing it. Think about sharing the inadvertent joyful moments with your loved ones – it feels really good!

6 Responses to “Thoughts on spreading joy”

  1. Mike says:

    This is a great, and so often overlooked point. Cheers to you for continuing to spread the joy just by bringing it to our attention.

  2. meredith says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Mike. You’re so very welcome! It’s amazing how many little things really do bring us joy that as you say are often overlooked.

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