Joy is a natural outflow of lives that are based on love. A joyless person may have the mechanics of a "good life" down, but something is not truly energizing them. Our joy may be expressed differently (I'll defer to my introvert friends here) and it may have different ingredients, but no matter how we experience it, like the bubbly in champagne, joy adds the sparkle to our lives.
One of the things that brings me joy is helping others experience fuller lives, by changing thought patterns, understanding personality development, and discovering vocation. To this end, I'm starting to move out from just a blog presence to speaking opportunities as well as life coaching. Hopefully the website will expand as well as I inch my way forward into a more professional life. Several weeks ago I facilitated a retreat on love - which is the starting point for any conversations about lasting joy. If you know of a group that would be interested in this, I'll post a short description of it in the next week or so.
Here's to more joy!