|One of my favorite Joy Tribes!|
“Surround yourself with people who act on their big ideas, who take action on making positive changes in the world and who see nothing as out of their reach.” - Jen Sincero
Ok, I don’t know about you but I am feeling encouraged after this past weekend. Watching women and men around the world come together to march for love, equality, and peace gave me goosebumps and all the feels. I understand that there may be some conflicts of interest for why some chose to march - but how awesome is it that for those of us who live in the United States of America, we have the opportunity to peacefully express our big ideas, our mission for love, and our message of equality for all?
In New York City, I witnessed a peaceful march of women and men from all types of backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, and ages as they came together as one big tribe for good. It got me thinking about my own community, or tribe, that I surround myself with and whether or not our mission is ultimately for good. I began to question, do I surround myself with people that dwell on the negativity of the world while pointing fingers and blame at others to say, “YOU are the cause of all of this hurt!” or does my tribe encourage me to look within and say, “How can I be the cause of love and joy in the world?” (Can we please let that thought catch like wildfire!?)
It is much more difficult to see joy in life when we are surrounded by a negative tribe - and your tribe isn’t just the people you spend the most time with. Your tribe could mean the messages you read, the conversations you have, the images you fill your mind with, etc.. I understand the importance of acknowledging the hate in the world, because once we acknowledge it then we can address it - but how we choose to address the hate will determine if we are the cause of joy and love or the cause of the very thing that destroys them.
I have been surrounded by different types of tribes in my life, some good and some not so much, and you better believe that I am grateful that I have begun to make a conscious effort to surround myself with a joy tribe. Their encouragement, big ideas, selfless love, and acceptance has helped my journey in intentionally living a life of joy. I’ve come to find that when I surround myself with people who see the hate but choose to respond with love, I am in return encouraged to do the same - and joy lives within love.
Trying to live a life of joy can be hard to do on your own. If you’re like me, and you are looking for a fast way to massively transform your life into one full of love and joy - start by looking at your tribe and who you're surrounding yourself with. Are they supporting and encouraging you on your journey? Is their message one of love and positivity?
If you're not too happy with what you see, let me encourage you to first, believe that you will find people in your life who are ready and willing to go on this joy journey with you (you got one right here!!). Second, that you would consciously seek people out who are intentionally living a life of joy and begin to spend more of your precious time with them - and last, think of the actionable steps you can take where you are today to be the cause of joy in your current tribe - because as the saying goes, “Your VIBE attracts your TRIBE”. I would love to know how you are choosing to spread joy today in the comments section below!
Grateful to have YOU in my tribe!
Grateful to have YOU in my tribe!
Sending you joy!