It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 14, Book 16


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Genuine love will always feel urged to communicate joy--to be a joy giver. Mankind needs joy.

Lawrence G. Lovesick

We all need a little JOY in our lives.  We all experience joy differently, but it is often the little things that bring us the most happiness

 Someone who is truly joyful doesn’t get hooked into what’s wrong with our world. It doesn’t mean they don’t care. It means they don’t live in fear. It’s impossible to be fearful and joyful at the same time.  

We cannot avoid pain, however hard we try. But we can avoid joy. We cannot escape hardship and trouble, but we can miss out on much of life's peace and laughter. 


 To miss the joy is to miss all.

 Robert Louis Stevenson

We all know that without a bit of joy and laughter life becomes unlivable. A good reminder for each of us might be to : Relax and choose Joy.


I’ve learned that no matter how busy I may get if I only relax and choose joy and love that things will work out as they should. It is amazing how we so often look for joy in every single place except the only place where it can truly be found, within ourselves.


Joy is the happiness of love--love aware of its own inner happiness. Pleasure comes from without, and joy comes from within, and it is, therefore, within reach of everyone in the world.

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen


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4 comments:

betty said...

I found I lost joy over the past few months here, but am trying to recapture it and make it part of my life once again. No one should steal or joy, including people and circumstances. We have joy in Jesus and I need to remember that when times are tough.

betty

jack69 said...

Of course I liked this: We all know that without a bit of joy and laughter life becomes unlivable. A good reminder for each of us might be to : Relax and choose Joy.
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But also enjoyed Betty's comment. YOu bring out the good I folk. Good post. Give JOY!

Mevely317 said...

Your second paragraph certainly bears a second (and a third!) read.
I think, perhaps, JOY's elusive. The more I try to capture it ... there's nothing there. It has to come from within, yes.

TARYTERRE said...

Could not help noting the old mantel clock in one of your pics. Looks like the exact same one my parents have had for years.