By Kim Johnson

With so much going on in our busy lives and in the world, we have to make a conscious effort to have joy.

So last night I placed a photo of lemons on my bedroom dresser draw (silly, but true). The photo was the first thing I saw when opened my eyes this morning, it made me smile and gave me such a peaceful and joyous feeling before my morning meditation and prayers (I love the color yellow).

The thing is, we must be deliberate about our personal joy. The joy that comes from within ourselves, separate from our loved ones. KJ