Joy

Cammi smiles

JOY on the Face of a Dog

Just six pages so far and I am hooked. My sister gave me a book yesterday titled, “JOY,INC; How We Built a Workplace People Love” by Richard Sheridan.” I’ve read the “Preface to the Paperback Edition”, the Introduction and the first six pages and I am excited and can’t wait to learn what this author has to teach.  If everything I’ve been learning about positivity and and hope for our lives and world is true than this books looks to take those principles into the workplace. Dogs are an animal that seems to relish their life of JOY!  The one thing I believe to be true is that it all starts with me, the one person I have any control over.  One of the challenges I have is the recognition that joy, laughter, hope and all things positive are missing in our lives but we have been deluded into believe they are impossible to achieve and if we do they are really not that important to the grand scheme of life. I disagree! I believe these are the very realities that will make the difference for humanity’s well being.

In a later post, I hope to share with you the lessons and skills I’ve learned as I read this book. As information and knowledge increase in our world it is harder and harder for each of us to assimilate it all so that we can put it into use, so I hope my little thoughts and discussion can bring this good information out into a wider audience so that more people can benefit from it. If you learn one new thing that bring a benefit to your life then my purpose for this blog will be served.

Blessings, Peace, Joy, Hope and Laughter,

Enjoying the Learning, Jolly John

The Power of Thoughts

A concept I came across while reading THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D. is “thinking regulates action.”  In order words, what I think about the most is where my actions spring from. Copy of FullSizeRenderIf my thoughts are negative and filled with stress, than my mood and actions will also be more negative and depressive. One the other hand, if I find the positive realities in my environment and consider those things which are blessings or positives in my life, my actions will be more upbeat and positive. I’m not a research scientist, but I do understand that certain chemicals affect our thinking. One alcoholic drink or two can lead to changes in behavior brought about by the chemicals influence on the brains function. This is why we have laws concerning these chemicals. Our bodies and brains in particular use chemicals in many parts of its everyday functioning. Some are depressive and suppressive substances while others are positive and uplifting. So there are chemicals which can encourage positive moods and work with your thinking and there are chemicals which will fight with our thinking and work against a positive mood. What one dwells on in their thoughts either assists the body in producing the natural feel good substances or the negative feel bad chemicals. Open your thoughts to see the blessings in life and meditate of them. Try it for a week or two and see the difference it can make in your life.

Blessings, Peace, Joy, Hope & Laughter,

“Jolly” John