I Am Full Of Joy

Here comes Christmas again, and there are plenty of reasons for me to be happy and joyful. I will definitely join the rest of the world in celebrating the birth of the son of Mary. Though I am not really sure whether he was born on 25th December but as a human being I will play bandwagon this time and celebrate with everyone else.
Of course this festive season calls for happiness, and you can only do that when you’re sure all went well throughout the year. It’s not bad either to forge or pretend that you’re happy. It’s life after all and we have a lot of fakes now days. Personally I am happy because I got a new and meaningful life now. I do all the good things like; waking up at 5am, taking a walk or a jog around, learning something new every day, loving life, and most importantly being in love with only one lady.
Like my lady of the house usually says, “Jimmy, you’re my joy in this world and I’ve a thousand reasons to smile”, am also joyful and happy. But the main reason for my joy is not her, but living a real and complete life. May be she is part of the equation and I must admit she has done great things in my life. And I will forever be grateful to her. I really owe her a lot and I can promise the entire world, from east to west, north to south, that I will never disappoint her unless Satan comes along. But of course I am a Christian and I am well protected by the blood of the risen Lord Jesus.
The one thing I love about living a real and complete life is that you have this inner joy that manifests itself outside. I know very many people in my circle who tell me every day that they are inspired in one way or the other by my lifestyle. I am the simple man with a simple profile. I never worry about anything, and I think it’s because of my strong conviction to God the father in heaven. When I need money, wealth, or just to go further, I sell. I mean personal selling. That is what I do most now days. I just tell myself it’s show time. Lights, camera, action! I’m on.
Honesty and integrity have become some of my greatest weapons. I attract people like ants to honey simply because I keep my word and time. When I say I’m going to do something, I do it the right way at the exact time. I’ve also earned a lot of respect lately. Moreover from big people who hold important offices, projects, and businesses. All I can say is that my life is a blessing, not only to me but to those around me too.
I’ve also learnt how to be a caring and loving person. An organization; Center for Gender and Entrepreneurship (CGE), where I am a fellow chose me to be their Public Relations (PR) guy, and that has taught me a lot about leadership and public speaking. You know, as their PR I speak a lot for and on behalf of the org and I have uncovered a hidden potential within me that I never knew I had. For example, I am a loving person. I treat my colleagues and the people we serve (clients) so nicely. A woman at Rwanda Development Board (RDB); one of our development partners, even promised to give me her daughter’s hand in marriage, but I already have a bae.
The PR gig at CGE has become a stepping stone to greatness for me. I never knew I could speak confidently in front of hundreds with words flowing directly from the head without needing slides or presentation aids. Don’t laugh at me, I’m kind of introverted and speaking to lots of people makes me nervous. But it is a nice opportunity for me given that I am more into entrepreneurship and business. I hate poverty and I love making a decent honest living with lots of money. The speaking will definitely help me in pitching businesses to investors.
And I have become impactful and an influencer out of the speaking. Lots of people know my name. Most times when I am walking around our office building I get called Jimmy Jimmy, and I just smile. I love calling people by names too, it’s a wonderful feeling. I always feel good when someone calls my name. But the problem is my Rwandan friends have French names and they are a little bit hard for me to grab at once. Most times I ask people their names three, four, or even five times. But slowly slowly I will catch up, now that I can speak some French.
But the best feeling of all is that I love people and see the world as the best place to be. I am always trying to make the world a better place to be. And I see that as my vocation or calling, better still my purpose on earth. I love being useful and productive. I think the greatest goal for living is to be useful. Everyone loves and feels good being important. Not the Ego importance, because it’s bad and can break relationships, and relationship is the foundation for us all.
For the love of Christmas let’s end this article with some lines from joy to the word lyrics.
Joy to the world
The Lord has come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the earth
The Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the people everywhere you see
Joy to you and me
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year




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