“tears of joy”
What Brings Me Joy~
Warm rays after a frigid winter….
Crystalline flakes filling the air, dancing around me after sweltering heat…
Raindrops after drought….
Blue skies after long gray day’s…..
Baby laughter, spaghetti faces, chocolate pudding kisses…..Joy…Joy…Joy
Sweet memories after long months of hopeless grieving….
A well written line, character’s coming alive, ..
Soft puppy fur, Rivers long and wide, green grass, black birds, ladybugs….Joy…Joy….Joy…
Road trips, open spaces, smiling faces in new places …
Oh, what wonderful Joy
Do not belittle the little sparks, whisper to them grow, grow and light a fire of Joy in someone’s soul.
Throw open your arms wide and welcome all the simple joys this life has to give.
Refuse to be cheated out of even one of them.
Be Joyful my Friend
I read God Calling daily and have to share January 2nd’s entry:
You are to help to save others. Never let one day pass when you have not reached out an arm of Love to someone outside your home – a note, a letter, a visit, help in some way.
Be full of Joy. Joy saves. Joy cures. Joy in Me. In every ray of sunlight, every smile, every act of kindness, or love, every trifling service – joy.
Each day do something to lift another soul out of the sea of sin, or disease or doubt into which man has fallen. I still walk today by the lakeside and call My Disciples to follow Me and to become fishers of men.
The helping hand is needed that raises the helpless to courage, to struggle, to faith, to health. Love. Laugh. Love and laughter are the beckoners to faith and courage. Trust on, love on, joy on.
Refuse to be downcast. Refuse to be checked in your upward climb. Love and laugh. I am with you. I bear your burdens. Cast your burden upon Me and I will sustain thee. And then in very lightheartedness you turn and help another with the burden that is pressing too heavily upon him or her.
How many burdens can you lighten this year? How many hearts can you cheer? How many souls can you help?
And in giving you gain: “Good measure, pressed down, and running over.” I your Lord have said it.
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine
heart; wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14