Niecy Nash Shares on Finding Joy in the Pain

Emmy Award-Winning host, actress and comedian, Niecy Nash shares how to find joy. No matter your pain, you can always find the blessings!

Niecy Nash Shares on Finding Joy in the Pain

Share:

Emmy Award-Winning host, actress and comedian, Niecy Nash shares how to find joy. No matter your pain, you can always find the blessings!


Life isn’t always sunny. And in fact, we are probably the better for it, however much we may avoid the truth.

“Sometimes when you are in your darkest place, [you feel like] you are in it by yourself,” begins Niecy Nash, an Emmy-award winning host, actress and comedian.

RELATED CONTENT: Van Morrison on the Inspiration Behind His Music

“But the thing about it is, there will always be somebody in your world who can speak to your pain, who can encourage you where you are. We just have to let people know we are hurting.” Because what’s on the flip-side of that process is another truth. One that Niecy sums up perfectly and frames is how we can best view both life’s sunny and cloudy moments:

“Joy is internal; that’s the thing that nobody can touch,” she explains. “You got a right to feel how you feel, but you don’t got a right to stay there.”

So how do we get out?

“Keep saying, ‘I choose happiness,’” she continues. Whether it’s in relationships, finances or any other facet of our lives, Niecy Nash stresses the importance of claiming the victory ahead of the experience of it; live rooted in the internal joy rather than sinking into despair over a lack.

“…[A]nd eventually the things that you keep telling yourself will come to pass,” she encourages. “It has no choice not to.”

For the rest of our conversation on happiness and Niecy’s advice for bringing that joy to others, watch the video above.


more episodes