Good Morning. Welcome to Joyful retirement
Hi Shelley I'm not old enough for retiring unfortunately but thought to join your session how are you doing?
I am doing well. Please join us. Never too old or young for joy. Push a child on a swing for proof. Today I would like to talk about whatever is in your mind about finding joy because this is a week when many people around us will be missing friends and family over Thanksgiving.
How are you finding joy this week?
So I'm in my last week of lockdown so I'm spending time with my mum , going for walks , catching up on tv shows and playing xbox games
All wonderful choices. One of the ways I find joy is to go outside and just breathe. Sometimes I see birds or squirrels. I try to find joy wherever I look.
That’s a great way to find joy
Good morning Gillian. Yes. With so much going on sometimes all it takes is to clear your mind and find a happy spot.
Are any of you planning a zoom or the like to connect over Thanksgiving?
I love that idea! We, here in Canada, have already celebrated Thanksgiving. We are now looking towards Christmas and trying to figure out what we can do over the holidays.
I have a friend who traded recipes with family members and they are going to connect on Thanksgiving day yo see how each other’s recipes turned out. I love that idea. It makes me smile to think of others trying to make my dressing or as I call it stuffing.
My granddaughter wants to do a Zoom recipe exchange and then to share results at Christmastime.
I am always Looking for reasons to celebrate. I’m adding Canadian Thanksgiving to my list.
I love making it a priority to find reasons to celebrate. Plenty of reasons for sadness. I want to invent new celebrations.
Good morning everyone, our happiness is the most important and rewarding.... whatever makes your soul happy, do it. The art to our happiness is to be satisfied with our inner person. Positivity is a must for a healthy recovery. It’s not always easy but if we don’t try, we’ll never succeed.
I’m 50 years old and received a medical retirement. I keep myself busy doing arts and spending time with those I love, my wife, daughter and my 10 month grandson.
Joanne D. Have you been quarantined ? I went through that. One of the things I have found that helps with joy for me is to laugh. I find comedians on line to listen too, I have seen the funniest cat videos or I find memes to send to friends that I know will make them laugh.
Laughter is good medicine, indeed, Shelley! Sharing our reasons to laugh makes us feel better too!
Good morning Mater of C. You are so right about positivity. I’m sure your Grandson gives you plenty to smile about
Have to run but wanted to pop in to say hi.
Being quarantine isn’t easy for anyone. But with my wife and grandson being at risk with this virus, we do our best to make the best of it and spend quality time together, taking walks, doing the things we love. Being out in the nature.
I was never an exercise person, but Roger you are so right I find much to be joyful about out of doors.
I mentioned I try to watch comedians to laugh because laughing is a great stress relief because it helps release dopamine a natural anti depressant
Iris. You certainly know comedy. I watch a Michael McIntyre any chance I get. Even when he’s not funny I start laughing when he cracks himself up. The joy just happens. He has b m any shot videos on you tube.
Hes funny but I prefer Jack Whitehall. He does a show called travels with my father and I like Russel Howard too.
One of our traditions at Thanksgiving is to go around the table and reflect on something we are thankful for. My husband almost always says he is thankful I haven’t ruined the Turkey. Funny in that he cooks it, I just stuff it. This year we will be without many of our friends and family, but we will still reflect on being thankful.
Oh hurray. Two new people to find and laugh with.
I know that a joyful moment on its own may not lead to sustained happiness, but it can start to create a pattern. A way to bring on happiness and finding ways like walking in the out of doors, or watching comedies, or finding silly things to celebrate can help. Positive emotions make us more open minded and receptive to the next joyful thing.
I’ll be back next Monday with another joyful topic. I hope you can all join us. Tell your friends. If you have more to say or want to talk with me about other things you can book a session. Until next week, and I challenge you to find some joy in every day.