Joy matters. We know that. Jeanie Miley knows it too.
Admittedly, some people are temperamentally more inclined toward happiness than others, but I’m seeing more and more that being happy has a lot to do with the choices I make, day by day. I’m seeing how much my moods affect those with whom I am in contact, conversation or communication and theirs, mine. I am taking it on as a moral responsibility and a sacred duty to cultivate my own inner happiness and to convey that happiness to others.
Jeanie writes for the San Angelo Standard-Times. In her article Think of happiness not just as a pursuit, but as a duty, she talks about how she notices the different ways happy people talk to and treat others–and the difference that makes to everyone around them. It’s worth a read. And yet another reminder of how joy matters.