Joy isn’t … Just Over Yonder

 

 

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Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be filled with joy.   Anonymous

 

Nothing about my life, your life, anyone’s life is perfect. I wouldn’t want it to be. It is the pitfalls, the mistakes, the trials, the hardships, that make the good times overflow with joy and thanksgiving.

 

Find joy in the ordinary.   Anonymous

 

Nature is filled with the GLORY of the Lord. I marveled at the intricacies of the Carolina Wren’s nest that was built inside my gardening bucket. What a surprise to find it there snuggled against my blue gardening gloves. Those gloves and that bucket will never ever be ordinary again!

 

Learning to love yourself first brings more joy and peace than trying to love someone else.   Anonymous

 

Loving myself took almost sixty years. I spent fifty-nine years thinking I was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad person. In those fifty-nine years I thought I was loving others, but in fact, I was whining and complaining and blaming those close to me for my hardships and heartaches. It was only when I began to truly look honestly at myself did I realize how disappointed I was with me. Something had to change. Someone had to change. I worked hard. I read Your Word, Lord. I wrote and wrote and wrote out my anger, frustrations, and resentments; remarkably, as I wrote You showed me the Truth. I had to change, transform, realign my life; the GOOD in me started to reveal itself. Only then could I see past myself to embrace the GOOD in others.

 

It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.   Anonymous

 

My Mother would sing this to her girls. It’s hard to say thanks without smiling. A good thing to remember with You, Lord. Say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’!

 

 

If you can’t find joy in the path you are on and what you are working toward now, how do you expect to find joy once you get there?    Anonymous

 

It’s all about how you approach anything in life; look for the problems and you’ll find them; look for the fun and you’ll find that!

 

 

 

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