Looking to the dictionary definition of Joy, we see that it is “a source or cause of pleasure or delight,” not just “the emotion of great delight.” Joy is not limited to how we feel – it is an active response to the feelings of others. When we see others bursting with Joy, we can’t help but feel Joy too.
This insight is powerful when we start to think of Joy as a response and understand that there are infinite ways to elicit it. For some, it may be a scent, a memory, or an Experience. For others, it could be as simple as a smile, a certain person, or even the salty beach wind in our hair. No matter from where it comes, the incredible thing about Joy is that it actually has the power to make our lives and our work better. This week we dive deeper into creating Joy and the amazing response it evokes in ourselves and others.