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

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 17, Book 17

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

Ruth Ann Schabacker

December 17th

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.

Brian Tracey

Untie the ribbons…


betty said...

Joy is something you can have even in the midst of hard times. It is a great thing to have.


Chatty Crone said...

I love the poem about Joy - going to borrow it!


joy is a marvelous thing to have.

Rick Watson said...

I have a great niece named Joy. She always makes me smile when I see her.

Mevely317 said...

Interesting, the difference between Joy and Happiness. I'm going to dwell on that tonight when I go to bed. Nice, to reflect on pleasant things v. those let undone. :)