This sentiment caught my eye and made some joy happen.

It was 6.49am, I’d had about an hour’s sleep, and was waiting at a busy-increasingly noisy-harbour. Granted, my wait was going to be rewarded with an overnight getaway. But the lack of seep was causing me a bit of a challenge.

Make joy happen.

It’s a statement. It’s a directive. It’s a choice.

One of those simple, but effective things, that if we all tried to make happen, at the very least, someone’s day would be a bit brighter.

Now if there are any literalists, cynics, or somewhere in between reading this; you might point out that this slogan is a marketing tool. And you’d be right. I had a similar thought. Regardless, seeing it still made me smile, and made me want to write a post. Two for the price of one 🙂

Marketing slogan or not, there is a simple truth, and power to be found; acted on; and responded to.

If we can make some joy happen by smiling at the neighbour who always appears to look harassed; giving a pound or two to the homeless person we see in the same spot; inviting someone round for a meal or in whatever particular way you bring the joy, why shouldn’t we?

It really can be that simple. Make a choice, and make it happen. It won’t solve the multitude of the world’s ills, but it may make a little joy happen.