(vs. Self-Pity)

Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with unpleasant conditions.

To practice Joyfulness I will:

Being happy is not the same as being joyful. Happiness is a natural response to a pleasant situation. Joyfulness is maintaining that good attitude even when the situation becomes difficult. Joyfulness does not depend on the conditions we face but on the decisions we make.  

This month, decide to develop a positive, joyful attitude.

"Our happiness or misery depends on our attitudes and not on our circumstances. " - Martha Washington

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. " - Abraham Lincoln


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Joyfulness

Robin's Reading List

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

Joyfulness page