Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabacker
The Joy You Give
John Greenleaf Whittier
Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you seen in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
They more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to you glad.
Its the 3rd Sunday of Advent and we untie the gift of JOY.
In my preparation during this season as I reflect upon joy, rejoicing and gifts in my life I am grateful for yesterday and today and hope for tomorrow.
May your walls know joy,
May every room hold laughter,
and every window open
to great possibility
Mary Anne Radmacher
Advent is an opportunity to set aside special moments to fully experience the joy and the miracle of Christmas, to focus on the birth of Christ in the midst of the chaos that covers our holiday to do lists.
To be happy is good, yet joy is something more. It's another thing, something which does not depend on external motivations, or on passing issues: it is more profound. It is a gift.
The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person.
Untie the ribbons…