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

Author Unknown

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Chapter 12, Page 22, Book 18

 ¸¸.•*¨*• Joy to the world, the Lord has come!  Let earth receive her King !
Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!   ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Day 22 - Let us live in joy

Life is going to throw us curves, but the truth is we are that ones that control our joy.  That means nothing can take it from you, you have to give it away. There will be disappointments and things that aren’t fair, but we can make a decision every day to be joyful.  

When we’re tempted to get upset, we need to remind ourselves that this day is a gift and we can choose joy instead. Remember the past has gone and we cannot change it, and the future never arrives, the only only time we have is now, the present, and the present moments makes up our lives.

Tough times come to all, but it’s how we deal with them, that impacts our joy.  I’ve learned that joy is not about getting what you want, but loving what you have. We are the ones responsible for our joy, and it comes from within.

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

Hamilton Wright Mabie


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

Count it all joy…

betty said...

I like that thought of loving what you have. That is a good way to find joy in all aspects of life.


jack69 said...

She said: I’ve learned that joy is not about getting what you want, but loving what you have. ......
AND SHE is correct. We all need to remember that! ALL THE TIME.
From the Flooded Peace River,
Sherry & jack


we should spread joy all around. " this day is a gift."

Mevely317 said...

Surely, the hardest lesson (for me) was to realize I'm the one responsible for my own joy. There will always be those who provoke, but I don't have to succumb. Actually, it took a boy -- my son -- who counseled years ago, "A year from now, will this have made any difference?"