How to Open Your ‘Door of Joy’ – You’re Holding the Key..

Tonight I have been truly inspired by a wonderful lady, who despite suffering a stroke continues her amazing craft of producing crochet everlasting blossoms. Myra has truly touched my heart and her response in a comment will stay with me forever..

This is an example of one of her beautiful creations – an art she learned many years ago when she lived in China:

everlasting-blossom

Despite being paralysed down her left side, Myra has re-kindled her love and ability to ‘Tat’ https://myrahochang.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/a-new-step-to-a-new-but-old-craft/  Imagine having the determination to re-discover abilities once thought lost..

Tonight I received the following comment from Myra:

Thank you! Wendy. I’m still working on it. It’s getting there. It may not be as beautiful and fancy as notewords’, but it is my key to another door of joy!

Wow – imagine holding the key to a ‘Door of Joy’ – what would be beyond that door for you and if you were holding the key in your hand, would you have the courage to unlock the door and walk through it?

So often, deep within our hearts, we know what would bring joy into our lives and yet we hold ourselves locked into a ‘joyless’ situation for far too long without making the changes that deep inside we know would be ‘right’ for us. We ignore the whispering within our hearts… This often relates to some of the ‘big’ areas of our lives:

  • Relationships
  • Career
  • Health
  • Family
  • Finances

Are you clear on how you feel about some of the key areas of your life – what’s working for you and what’s not? If not, the Wheel Of Life tool is a great starting point: https://brilliancewithin.com/2016/03/02/the-wheel-of-life/  and can really visually highlight for you the areas of your life that would benefit from some focussed attention.

Some of you may not yet be aware of the whispers in your heart and yet you feel something just isn’t ‘quite right’. If so, you may benefit from creating a VISION BOARD to help you gain some clarity on what would bring you ‘joy’ – check out my previous posts on this:

  1. Dream Board: https://brilliancewithin.com/2016/04/26/how-to-create-a-dream-vision-board/
  2. Focus Board: https://brilliancewithin.com/2016/04/26/how-to-create-a-dream-vision-board/
  3. Vision Board Magic: https://brilliancewithin.com/2016/03/16/how-i-created-my-first-vision-board-magic/

What is holding you back from making the changes that would unlock the ‘door of joy’ for you? It’s strange to think that many of us are holding the ‘key’ and yet we fail to unlock the door…. and time rolls by….. and we think – I can’t because:

  • “It’s too late – I’m too old”

  • “I don’t have the energy”

  • “I’m not healthy enough”

  • “I haven’t got the money”

ETC. Etc. etc…… Speaking from personal experience of being ‘stuck’ for too long in one area of my life (at least), I recognise that our excuses are many and varied aren’t they?

And yet… Myra, who is in her 80’s, has suffered a stroke and is left with paralysis down one side of her body, still recognises that she has new ‘doors of joy’ to experience.

Wow – What an example and inspiration Myra is to me!

Thank you Myra – The scent of your blossoms will certainly last with me forever, to remind me:

  • Of the importance of recognising what is amazing in my life already and taking more time to appreciate those things.
  • To overcome fears and use the key to Open MY Door to Joy..

I hope you will visit Myra’s blog and experience some of the magic I received from looking at her amazing ‘everlasting blossom’. Stop, take some time to smell the roses and then carry that ‘everlasting’ scent with you too as a reminder that you can do anything you set your mind to once you use your key to open the door to your JOY!!! https://myrahochang.wordpress.com/

I also send my thanks to https://knittingwithheart.wordpress.com/ for leading me to Myra’s blog…

Here’s a selection of photo’s showing things and people that bring me joy.. I’ve turned the key and started to edge open the door…. new adventures are waiting…

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29 Comments

  1. October 11, 2016 / 3:21 am

    Thanks for this wonderful key of happiness in life. I could worship your blog. Too much positive energy in here.

    • October 11, 2016 / 11:04 am

      There can never be too much positive energy Sumith and I’m so glad to be able to share a bit with so many lovely people who take the time to read my posts… there are some ‘special’ followers who always take time to reply and you are one of my ‘special’ one’s Sumith.. I always receive back a lovely positive vibration! xx

      • October 11, 2016 / 2:19 pm

        Thank you Wendy for – Me in your count!! Love reading your blog!!

        • October 11, 2016 / 2:41 pm

          And vice versa.. Thanks so much Sumith.. I’m not sure my head’s gonna fit through the door with all your lovely positive comments.. haha – having said that I’ve got 2 sons who’ll soon bring me back down to earth with some teasing! x

  2. October 4, 2016 / 5:42 am

    What a beautiful, uplifting and truly inspirational post and what a woman Myra is. Thank you for sharing and once again filling us up with your positive and thought provoking words Wendy.

    • October 4, 2016 / 6:56 am

      Thanks Miriam and I think all credit goes to Myra on this one for any inspiration I have been able to share.. Thanks so much for taking time out to read this though as I know it will mean a lot to Myra.. Hope you had a good weekend Miriam.. and you can open the door to a lovely week! xx

      • October 4, 2016 / 9:47 am

        Thanks Wendy, hope you also have a wonderful week ahead. xo

        • October 4, 2016 / 12:53 pm

          Thanks Miriam – much appreciated! x

  3. October 4, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Wendy, inspiring post. I do feel adversity can bring about somethung beautuful in us.

    Great advise on boards i have still to do one.. i find it easier to write thevision than makung a board ..but i need to try

    • October 4, 2016 / 7:00 am

      Absolutely true Bella – sometimes it brings out our ‘inner beauty and strength’ that we didn’t know was hiding within us.. Yep .. our Brilliance Within! With regard the Vision Board, it’s absolutely fine to write down your vision too.. My recommendation would be to write all those things down in BIG letters and use colours and perhaps some glitter stickers so that the words jump out from the page and then still use the principle of putting the page somewhere where you see it every day and take the daily time to focus on what you’ve written… Good luck! x

    • October 4, 2016 / 7:00 am

      ps – have a great week! x

  4. J L Hunt
    October 3, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    What an inspiring post, great read 🙂

    • October 4, 2016 / 7:08 am

      Thank you so much – I’m delighted you found it inspiring and the credit I feel must go to Myra for any inspiration I have been able to highlight… Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment which is very much appreciated! x

  5. October 3, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Beautiful, inspirational and cheerful! so true that we are the lock we are the key, and we are always facing the door to joy. That one step forward is a courageous one and the journey a beautiful one.

    • October 3, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      And what a beautiful comment!!! courageous and beautiful journey – yep I love that! Thanks so much xxx

  6. October 3, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    SO inspiring! And love your collection of photos.

    • October 3, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks so much Tay.. How could I not feel Joy with such a beautiful family – I am lucky and very grateful! x

  7. October 3, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Oh! Wendy! I’m…………………………..in tears,speechless!

    • October 3, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Ahh Myra – I hope happy ones? What a wonderful connection we have made over the seas and through the sky! Bless you my friend xx

      • October 3, 2016 / 11:32 pm

        Wendy, you are a gift of God to me.Like you’ve said:”over the seas and through the sky”. What a blessing to both of us.

        • October 4, 2016 / 7:06 am

          A gift of God to us both Myra – what a JOY! Clearly our Door to Joy is wide open and allowing Angel Blessings to enter.. xx

          • October 4, 2016 / 11:23 pm

            Yes, Wendy!
            My Mandala coloring is waiting for you!

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