“Let nothing steal your joy!”
It was just the thing she needed to remind her that no body can steal your joy!
It’s hard to work day in and day out wearing a smile on your face, not letting the busyness of life or all the bad news on the internet get you down. As a parent, raising kids, you begin to get worried about the world you’ve brought your children into; is it safe? Will they find someone good to be friends with? To love?
Part of the lesson on civility this year has been to me at least, in learning to be civil I cannot let people or events steal my joy. And I should be careful not to steal other people’s joy. If I’m feeling bad or down, trying hard not to let that rub off on someone else can be difficult. But it’s a lesson to be learned. Why bring everyone else down?
Part of being a civil society is being positive and hopeful. It’s that hope and positive attitude that helps make us civil toward each other.
So, don’t let the world make you uncivil and never, EVER let the world or other people, steal your joy!
It’s yours to keep, forever!