Today we’re going to talk about how to Opt Into Joy. This episode begins a new three-part series, that is centered around fully aligning with your birthright inheritance of happiness, abundance and joy. It may be difficult at first to accept joy into your life. For Black Women, so often, the depth of the struggle tends to cloud our ability to even hope. However, we no longer have to accept the struggle as the norm. In fact, in this community, our focus is on taking the steps necessary to retrain our mindsets into the understanding that we deserve financial freedom, healthy relationships, and peace within ourselves. Joy to me is a state of being. It is the ability to make meaning of painful events. It is the prioritization of choosing to feel good more than allowing yourself to feel bad. Living a joyful life tends to mean you smile more. And while it’s not easy initially to embark on that journey, it is completely possible and unbelievably rewarding when you get there. However, joy is not a one-moment destination. You must keep cultivating it to keep more joy coming back to you, even when you are enduring difficult situations. Here is my question to you, what is holding you back from fully receiving joy into your life? Let’s talk about it.