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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chapter 11, Page 19, Book 13

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin. 

Lord Byron 

Joy is contagious!

We can all spread joy by sharing a positive attitude, a smile, openness, and appreciation for all of life’s blessings. I am blessed in so many ways, and I rejoice and gives thanks everyday.

If others are pessimistic or glum, don’t take on their mood, but rather hold a positive thought for them, knowing this too shall pass... Instead of finding fault or complaint,  try to  look for the best in each person.. 

The blessings of God we see in our life  will fill our minds and hearts with joy and thanksgiving. 

Try to give happiness freely, spreading the good you see and have. Inspire those around you. Joy is contagious!

Everywhere you are and everywhere you go, love people, and you will find joy.

My thankful list - Day 19

1145. for our little Lad, 4 years old today!
1146. for the JOY of being a grandmother
1147.  for no damage here from Sunday’s storm, not one shingle missing from the roof

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. 

Thích Nhất Hạnh 


linda m said...

Both joy and a smile are very contagious. Both should be freely shared with others. Great post today. Blessings

jack69 said...

It is true, Joy is contagious. And yep, we are entering the Joyous season. I love it.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY little lad.

Buttercup said...

Happy birthday to Little Lad. So glad you came through the storm unscathed. Wishes for a wonderful Wednesday.

betty said...

I do agree joy and happiness are contagious; we do want to be happy I think and smile and laugh, even if it is at ourselves, LOL; but more pleasant to be around a happy person indeed!


Barbara said...

How right, joy is contagious and a fruit of the Spirit, not a feeling although we can feel joyful too.