As Yoga practitioners, we can take it on as a practice and duty to cultivate joy.
Patanjali tells us in the famous sutra 1:33 to cultivate joy to those people, places, events and things that are virtuous. This will give us the positive vrtti of joy, and help our citta (mind stuff) become serene, benevolent (citta prasadana) like a still peaceful lake .
If joy flows thru us, it will spread around us.
Our practice is to be done with joy.
Being in the moment helps.
This year will provide opportunities for moments and our best efforts to create them.
May the grace of joy be shared.