How do we find joy in a world which seems to be so full of unrest, dissatisfaction, greed and evil? I’ve asked myself that question too. And the answer came back to me loud and clear. Joy was something I found by looking deep within myself and being content with I all I am and all I have.
Your Sacred Responsibility
It is said that the ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: “Did you bring Joy?” and “Did you find Joy?” Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife.
What a happy responsibility indeed! I’m signing up to take this joyful responsibility seriously. I’m asking myself when I interact with people do I bring joy? Do I bring joy to my work – writing, reading, cooking, washing the dishes? And do I find joy in every experience?
The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy.~ Torkom Saraydarian
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I plan on bringing joy!
On my wrist is a silver bangle, which one of many, and it
has been there for at least ten years.
Inscribed are the words ‘We choose our destiny everyday and everyday I choose
a destiny of joy.’ To answer your
question, yes, with the exception of the odd day I am grumpy when I roll around
in my grumpiness because it’s human to express all emotions, and then I revert
back to the high road.
Great word Corinne and great reminder!
Corinne, you bring joy always and this is no exception 🙂 x
The two questions from the ancient Egyptians are a great guide on how to live!
Spread joy! Spread it around! LOL! I loved that! Thank you my friend. What a lovely post.
I’ve got that joy joy joy joy down in my heart – where? Down in my heart – where? Down in my heart…
I’ve got that joy joy joy joy down in my heart – Down in my
heart to stay!
The first verse of a little song I learned as a child, and one
that remains with me always because it’s true!
A lovely reminder, Corinne!!
Thank you for this pick-me-up!
Happy Happy Joy Joy!! I’ve certainly found joy in my life and I do my best to bring joy to others 🙂 Nice uplifting post!!
I think joy is more profound than happiness…and I wish it for you and for all my friends 🙂
It’s more than a task…but is something that really springs from within…help me find it…:*
Love you Corinne :*
awesome …..just loved it, loved the video too …spread joy 🙂 too cute. It is quite true if you can’t make yourself happy no one else can …. I never knew that fact about egyptians though good post…thanks for sharing. Have you heard about the Indibloggers? I just joined them today …its good for Indian Bloggers only if you are interested in promoting your blog. cya later
You are a constant joy to me and to so many Corrine. You have a beautiful heart.
Corinne, you always bring me joy. It matters not if it’s in the shape of a blog post, chat, or an email. I just know conversation with you of any kind puts a smile on my face and brings warmth to my heart. Thank you for that! 🙂