It’s Tuesday again…a time when we link up with other God-sized Dreamers and share our thoughts, our struggles, and our dreams. This week Holley has asked, “What brings you joy?”
JOY…this word makes me start singing a song that I learned as a child…”I’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy down in my heart”. Are you singing it now?
I used to thing joy was just another word for happy. Now I see happy as just a feeling, something that changes very easily. Joy is what I am full of no matter what the circumstances. Joy is what fills me up when I am thankful. Joy comes from trusting God.
In this life we can’t be happy all of the time, but we can be joyful!
A book that helped change my view of life was Ann VosKamp’s, One Thousand Gifts. I learned that joy comes from being thankful, even in the hard times. Eucharisto.
When we change our negative thoughts into thankful thoughts our whole world changes. The laundry that has piled up means we have lots of clothes to wear. The kids fussing reminds me that we were blessed with three healthy children that need to learn and practice God’s love.
Is it easy to find joy when you are tired and weary? No, but oh so worth it!
Have you ever counted your blessings, giving thanks for the little things? Ann helps us by providing us with a monthly Joy Dare and lots of free tools. She helps remind us to live fully and find joy in the simple things.
So, what brings me joy?
When I spend time with my Savior and He fills my soul. Knowing that God made me for a purpose and He is using me to glorify Him.
Hearing (and maybe even singing out loud) a song that says what I am feeling or needed to hear. Watching my children as they sleep.
My husband filling my van up with gas or going to the grocery store so I don’t have to.
Hearing the birds sing, Watching the sun come up. I could go on and on because I have so many things to be thankful for. Things that bring me true Joy.
Now it’s your turn…what brings you Joy?
Join us over at Holley’s to see where other dreamers find Joy!
Blessings to You!