J is for…


…Joie de Vivre!

I spent some time orienting a newly hired work colleague a couple of weeks ago and she told me that I had joie de vivre. No one has ever said this to me before. I had a vague idea of what this meant…I looked it up to be sure.

Yes! I do have an exuberant love of life. But it was not always this way.

Like mostly everyone, I have had sorrow and hard times in my life. And looking back, I am grateful for the lessons learned and the growth earned by persevering when times were bad.

I think this focus on gratitude is what has kept me from becoming bitter about certain periods in my life. There is always some kind of gold to be mined from every human experience. Even if the only good thing you can say is that you survived it!

And I know that things can get bad so when times are good, I want to celebrate and enjoy them to the fullest! Because neither good times nor bad times last.

Change is inevitable. You gotta roll with it.

But for now…for me…times are good! Let the good times roll, baby!

Rock on,

The WB

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  • What a great compliment that you were given! It is a gift to be able to celebrate in the midst of uncertainty and negativity and to know that, inevitably, this too shall pass and the sun will shine again. Great post!

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