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15 Ways to Cultivate Joy in Your Life

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A friend told me recently of a trip he and his wife took to Hawaii several years back. After dropping his wife off at the terminal for the flight home, he was the only person on the rental car shuttle.

3 Ways To Live A Joy-Filled Life

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For three years, I joined netball as an extra-curricular activity in school. Looking back, that season in life was overshadowed by a deep sense of joylessness.

Marie Kondo Didn't Make Me Want to Declutter

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I have a confession: Netflix's “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” left me with very little desire to declutter my home. In fact, it got me wondering what sort of home would I be living in if it didn’t have at least some sort of clutter—like stacks of books piled on my coffee table, or a pile of fresh laundry in the corner, waiting to be folded—lying around.

Pure Joy

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Title: Pure Joy Artwork by: Ross Boone (@rossboone) Description: James…

Joy In Trials

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Imagine you’ve just had another bad one in a long series of terrible days. You wonder how things could get any worse. And then, as you sit down with a good friend—who should know better—he says, “Great! Good for you! I hope you’re considering yourself blessed!” Wouldn’t that be so inappropriate? Wouldn’t you want to slap him?

When God Turned My Sorrow to Joy

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In every person’s life, I believe that there is a defining moment when we suddenly come to realize how small we are compared with God, and how small we are compared with the problems that can overwhelm us. For me, that moment happened on my 14th birthday.

Is It Possible to Rejoice Always?

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In the midst of never-ending to-do lists, changes in my workplace, and pressure coming from all directions, joy has, at times, seemed more like a distant figure rather than a constant companion. I have been frustrated, anxious, doubtful, stressed—sometimes, all at once.

The Fig Tree

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Title: The Fig Tree Materials: Watercolor Artwork by: Laura…

Burned Out And Guilty At Work

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In March 2017, I had a burnout. It came five months after I moved from my hometown in Central Java to the capital city of Jakarta to work as an area manager in a food and beverage company.