EnJOYing Joy

Published on March 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Earlier this week, I asked a friend to describe three things for which he was grateful, the first thing he mentioned was gratitude for going fishing with his father over the weekend. The second was that he caught a 34-inch snook on that same fishing trip. The third had to do with his wife. The snook story really stuck with me.

The next day he emailed the attached photo to me. When I look at this photo, I see the purest form of joy in his face. His joy filled me with joy. So I’m paying it forward. Here’s the photo. I hope you enjoy it too.

Sharing or writing down three things for which you are grateful is a scientifically proven way to increase your sense of well-being and resilience. If you are discouraged with your job or career situation, I hope that you will take the time to focus on at least three good things for which you are grateful.

Today, I am grateful that my husband Richard is a patient man. Today I am grateful that it is a gorgeous day in Tampa, Florida and that I am writing this while sitting on my front porch. And finally, today, I am grateful that I have have a career and calling that allows me to help others.

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This post was written by Lisa Jacobson

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