I chose the word joy because I believe that joy is essential to living a fulfilled life.
I have learned that joy is not always based on circumstances, but rather a choice to spread happiness no matter what I am going through which in return brings me joy.
One of my favorite quotes by Pope Francis is “joy springs from a grateful heart.” I try to incorporate finding moments in each day that I am thankful for giving myself a chance to practice gratitude. This moment instantaneously fills me with joy.
Lastly, I chose the word joy because it is contagious and simple like a smile. I believe we are all capable of spreading joy and I have found that the more joyI spread, the more I receive.
Life is always better when we are giving and I have found my life to be more meaningful through spreading as much joy as possible to the people in my life.
- Raquelle Stevens, Influencer (@raquellestevens)