Creating Joy

How do you create joy?  An existential question, to which I’m sure we all have many different answers.  A hug.  A smile.  Gut-clenching laughter with a friend.  Kindness to self.  Kindness to others. Petting a cat or dog.  Eating a piece of decadent chocolate cake.  

How about that word, “create”?  To me, the act of creating creates joy!  Getting into the flow of the creative process.  Losing myself in the ethereal world of creating art.  Watching a sketch come to life through shading and colors.  

You know, the more I think about, the more I realize we could all use a little more joy in our lives.  So, how ’bout it?  How do you create joy?