September 1, 2009

Joyful wishes for today

How many times a day does someone tell you have a good day?  How many times do you repeat the refrain just to be polite and to finish the conversation?   I wonder why it is that we only wish people a good day instead of a great day or a super day or the best day possible.  It could be that we are afraid that they will have a better day than us.  Or it might be that that the phrase has become merely a colloquialism, something said in passing that has lost true meaning. 

I hope not. I prefer to live in a society that extends well wishes to others and that is why I have decided to always wish my friends, family and colleagues joy.  Joy is the wish that tops all wishes.  Formerly used primarily around the Christmas and New Year holidays, I hereby proclaim that joy should be experienced by all every day.

Maya Angelou says,“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness...all the good things.”

Yes, we need all the good things in our lives every day.  Start every day with joy.

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