Have you felt what it’s like to be bursting with joie de vivre, unable to contain your enthusiasm or the intoxicating tsunami of happiness that explodes from your being? It’s likely most of us can remember a time or two, but perhaps it was fleeting. If you’re lucky, you live with joy in your heart, at least most of the time. But if you are a stranger to it, dig deep and find something to be joyful about.
“Joy is the highest expression of love – Esther Hicks”
I started out with more joie de vivre than was likely good for me, and it landed me in some hot spots over the years. My brother, just 13 months older, was also a happy child but reflected it in a completely different way. He sat as a smiling Buddha, content because all his needs were met. In fact as the family legend goes it’s why he didn’t walk until he was 16 months old. How is it possible to be that satisfied, I ask you?
My sister, who came along almost 4 years after me, was born with definite ideas of what she liked and didn’t, for instance eating. She could store a pea or two in her cheek convincingly enough for Mom to think she actually ate something. Her superpower is the inner brightness she radiates and shares selflessly with her family and friends. She has drive and determination and continues to express herself uniquely in the world.