And also for jocular, jocund, jovial – all having a similar meaning. J is also for joy. And J is for jelly…I like J words.
Charles Dickens once wrote ‘there might be some credit in being jolly’. (The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, chapter 5). How right he was.
Having a jolly disposition changes the way we see life. It changes the way we respond to the things around us, both good and bad. We have a choice about whether we approach things with a jolly attitude or not. Choosing to be jolly is good for your soul, and things won’t drag you down so much. Limitations only live in our mind, we are strong enough to choose our attitude towards everything. We receive back what we put out.
If we only realised how powerful our thoughts and attitude are we would never be negative, never have a negative thought, we would control those times when we just don’t feel like being jolly.
Keep your feet on the ground, your thoughts at lofty heights, and always be jolly.
Enjoy the journey!