A year has already passed since this blog on happiness came to life.
During this year, I tried to share with you the main principles, from a scientific and psychological point of view, on how to be happier. And happiness in the end is a simple thing, because as we have seen it mainly depends on these 7 things: gratitude, kindness, human connections, physical exercise, getting enough sleep, meditation, savoring things.
But today I want to talk to you about something more. An “upgrade” of happiness, which I am experiencing personally. What is called “full joy“.
You know that in 2017 I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia. My world collapsed suddenly. I had to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy, hospitalized in a sterile room, and a bone marrow transplant. It was a very hard time.
But so far so good. And indeed it is precisely “because” of leukemia (and not “despite” leukemia) that I have begun to experience a wonderful spiritual awakening. I reconnected with God. I felt He was with me and I feel He is with me, always.
And so now I’ve started to study His Word, reading passages from the Bible. I’m trying to listen to Him more, because often the noise of the world silences that voice that we all hear inside. I’ve started to address my sense of gratitude and belonging to Him.
I can’t help sharing with you the sense of peace that all of this is giving me.
When I have finished my life here on Earth, I wish there was a little more love, compassion, forgiveness and spirituality because I have been here. This is my desire.
And quoting the words of Jesus Christ “I have said this to you so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be full” (John 15:11)
May God bless you, dear friends!