Joy - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | Daily Word

Joy - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | Daily Word



Joy

I PLAY AND RETURN TO JOY, MY NATURAL STATE OF BEING.
When I watch a toddler bounce to music or hear children squeal with delight, I remember human beings are meant to feel and express joy. I may sometimes wonder where my joy has gone; when did life become so serious? Then I have a good laugh, take myself and my life a little less seriously, and joy bubbles up again.
Joy is never lost; sometimes I just lose sight of it. I make a playdate to bring joy into the forefront of my life. I may call a friend with a good sense of humor or spend the afternoon at a park playing with children or pets. I may plan a joyful surprise for someone else, or simply do what I love. In times of play, I feel lighter and brighter. I am returned to my natural state of joy.


You make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.—Psalm 65:8

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