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

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Chapter 11, Page 15, Book 18

Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with a man’s outward circumstance. A man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of power can overflow with joy.

William Barclay

Today I’m thankful for JOY

Let a joy keep you.  Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Carl Sandburg

Joy is the best feeling of all. And one thing I know for sure is that there is no room for negativity inside a grateful mind.  When you are thankful for your blessings, there is only joy!

Money can buy pleasure, but it cannot buy gratification.  We cannot count on people for our joy, it has to come from deep inside our souls. No matter our circumstances, joy can be found in each day if only we seek and look for it.

Look for something to be thankful for each day.  Count your blessings and be thankful for them.

On my thankful list for today:

6523. for recycling, keeping America beautiful
6524. for my family, both immediate and extended
6525. for central heating, it’s nice and warm on the inside

Joy is not in things; it is in us.

Richard Wagner


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Be thankful and you will be full of joy!

jack69 said...

Well Imma gonna tell you, coming to your house for a visit is a joyful occasion. ;-)
And yes Joy is such a soothing 'feeling'. I think of it as a 'relaxed happy'. That deep satisfaction of peace with a smile.
No A/c this morning here, but a nice 70.
Sherry & jack with JOY!

betty said...

Joy certainly can't be bought by money and joy can only be found within ourselves and with the Lord's abiding within us I do believe! It is a great feeling to have and to cherish.


Mevely317 said...

Yes, yes, yes! Joy feels delicious; it is the best.

Chatty Crone said...

Just read a quote from Jim Carey - he wished everyone was rich enought to see that money does not bring happiness or joy~