Joy is not a luxury

Joy is not a luxury

“Joy is not a luxury, it is not a privilege. It is a resilience-giving, life-giving birthright and we can’t call forth in the world something we don’t believe in and embody.” ~Krista Tippett

We act like joy is a luxury for when we have the time and space for it, but it’s so much more. It’s actually a powerful force that is not only life-giving for us, but also what fuels our resilience and our ability to make positive change in the world.

Make time for joy in your life today! You (and we) need more of it.


Image adapted from one shared by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay


Ocean cliff with flowers blooming

“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

How are you opening to joy today? Remember that it can co-exist with anything else you may be experiencing, even the dark times. And opening to the joy that simmers underneath those times makes the hard times easier to bear.