Sometimes, joy just overflows.
When things are good
When the sun is shining
When I wake up rested
When an unexpected surprise greets me around the corner
When music fills my heart and bubbles over into dance
Sometimes, joy is like a still water.
When quiet contentment sits sweetly in my soul
When I feel safe and connected
When a cup of coffee and conversation hits the spot
When I know that I've done my best and it was good enough
When the dirt and dust of the day are washed away and I feel clean and new
Sometimes, joy is like a rainbow.
When I need a promise of better days
When I don't feel joy, but I know it is there, because I believe in it
When my head knows that the pain my heart feels is
because I have loved a thing or moment so dear
When I'm at the end of what I can do
When I trust in God and know that '...joy comes in the morning'
Living in joy today.
Not because all is well.
Not because I feel jazzed and joyful.
But because my joy is rooted in something other than the flimsy circumstances of my day to day life.
I have assurance, hope, peace and yes...I have joy.
Oh, yes! My friends, I have joy!
Thanks be to God!