my family when they were young
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The Joy of Life is Love
Every man rejoices twice when he has a partner in his joy. He who shares tears with us wipes them away. He divides them in two, and he who laughs with us makes the joy double.
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
When we are ready and willing to share the joy of life and living, we clearly see the sacredness of all life. We are willing to uplift and to be uplifted. We convey love and hope in simple, unobtrusive ways, such as a gentle touch on the shoulder of a loved one or a smile to a stranger.
We need people in our lives to communicate the joy in our lives. Thanks to having a large family, I do have a lot people in my life. In family life, we learn about togetherness from a young age, which is a very beautiful virtue. The family teaches us to share, with joy, the blessings of life.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us. Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing--sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death--can take that love away.
Loving another person involves the joy of contemplating and appreciating their natural beauty and sacredness, which is greater than my needs. When some one I care about is happy, I’m happy and that doubles the joy. More joy in our lives is a grand thing, so why not share?
To get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.