Joie de Vivre

Wikipedia defines Joie de vivre (joy of living) as such: a French phrase often used inEnglish to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit. Joie de vivre.

This encompasses how we look at Life, trying to live it with a jovial thirst.  Positivity carries through into all aspects, whether at work, home or out and about, that’s the vibe we try to put out. Its actually one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog. The power of surrounding yourself with positivity, the sheer force of thinking positive is something I really believe in.

Before our blissful reunion, some may say I was tightly wound, a bit of a control freak, possibly even a worry-wort. I would often get so wrapped up in the details of things I couldn’t control, hypetheticalizing different outcomes, worrying the worst would happen and over analyzing situations till I had wrung out every scenario. Lost sleep, lost appetite, lost marbles. No bueno.

Being around someone so happy-go-lucky, someone who truly believes that things have a way of working out, and worrying about them won’t help, well this took some getting used to! Through some soul-searching of my own, paired with lots of yoga, I came to a calm place.  It’s truly a mind-body revelation when you let go of things that don’t matter, just keeping the good tucked close to you. You can taste Life’s meaning when you do so.

In my 30+ years on this earth, I’ve learned quite a few things….

Time is fleeting and with the passing of it comes less behind it. Enjoy what’s here, right now, in front of you.

Regretting what you have done is silly and a waste of time. Regretting what you never did is a travesty. If you want to do something, you should find a way, within reason of course, to make it happen.

Expending energy on things you can not control will control you eventually. Putting energy into making yourself happy makes much more sense.

Being with someone should make you happy.

Find your Joy of Life and pursue it faithfully, with all of your being. It is the only thing that matters.


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