Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Fruit of the Spirit--Joy!

Joy is an openness 

It is a willingness to see even the small good things around you — to allow yourself to give them due notice and to allow these things to lift your spirit. 

It can be the sound of a 3-minute downpour while you were cozy indoors (or maybe you were out in it and enjoyed the sensation.) 

Or ice cold lemonade on a hot day. 

Joy can be the warm hug from a child. 

Or the thank you from a stranger after holding the door open for them. 

Joy may arise when you create a piece of art 

Or finally cross off something on your bucket list. 

Joy is personal and only you know what brings you the most joy. 

If you wish to bring more joy into your life, 

You can't just sit back and wait for it. 

Open your eyes and look at the good in everything 

And you may be surprised to find joy in the least likely of places.

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