Joy

by Julienna Viegas-Haws

I felt like sharing this poem with you because I had a pretty bad day… I have learned something very powerful while serving a full time mission for my church, about 12 years ago, one of the best things you can do when you have a horrible feeling is concentrate on its exact opposite.

JOY

is a Prayer

JOY

is Strength

JOY

is Love

JOY

is a net of LOVE by which you can catch souls.

She gives most who gives with JOY

The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with JOY.

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with LOVE.

We all long for heaven where God is but we have it in our power to be in heaven with Him right now–to be happy with Him at this very moment. But being happy with him now means:

Loving as He loves,

Helping as He helps,

Giving as He gives,

Serving as He serves,

Rescuing as He rescues,

Being with Him for all the twenty-four hours,

Touching Him in his distressing disguise.

Mother Teresa

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2 responses to “Joy

  1. The tiny word “joy” holds huge feeling. Since a range of feeling falls into
    the category of joy, we speak of contentment, happiness, even peace. But
    I rarely hear people say they are JOYOUS. It seems to be socially
    unacceptable to speak about or to show such a strong feeling.

    And yes, I want more joy in my life . I want to open to the
    innocence of adulthood, to feel the buoyant uplift of my heart opening. I
    want to pay attention, to notice when joy goes skipping past my window.

    The joyous mood is infectious and therefore brings success. May we all
    open our hearts to joy.

  2. By these days of crises so much on the economic, social and professional plan it is good to read this kind of article and remind that each of us can be joyful in spite of the circumstances of the life and that the enjoyment is not an option reserve to a certain category of people but to all. The enjoyment is often in small gestures or words which seems to us insignificant. Thank to you to reminded me that!

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