Monday, April 18, 2011

Motivational Monday!

What brings you JOY????
Reeeeaaaaaaaal Joy?

DO that...

BE that....

SHARE that...

Spend more time with that

and you'll
have more

So, what brings YOU real Joy?

I gain JOY through
anyone's laughter,
seeing my children happy,
BIG hugs,
when the underdog wins,
when a prayer is answered,
helping someone,
when I know I've made a positive difference,
a handwritten card/note w/heartfelt sentiments,

"Be JOYful always:
Pray continually:
Give thanks in
for this is Gods' will for you in Christ Jesus."
1Thessalonians 5:16

I know it isn't easy to "be Joyful ALWAYS" and have to admit that sometimes I'm the pouting kid...okay, more than sometimes.

But the bible commands us to
Be Joyful,
Pray Continually,
Give Thanks in ALL circumstances.

When we listen to Paul's advice, we will gain more JOY and have a better perspective,
because let's face it-
there can always be "better" or "worse"
so let's be JOYFUL exactly where we are

I choose JOY today!


  1. What a good post! I'm choosing joy for the rest of the day and week....:) It does give a better perspective. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Certainly needed this today as just a couple of minutes ago I was the pouting kid you mentioned........ Joy is definitely my choice

  3. I love that you have pointed out that JOY is a choice. Sometimes I find it so much easier to just wallow in negativity - because the effort to climb out of the pit is hard! But, God does not expect us to be "happy" in the middle of the storms of life - because they're scary and difficult, for sure. He wants us to base our joy on His promises.

    He will never leave us or forsake us, we have been saved, and we will live forever in His presence. THAT makes me joyous!!

    GOD BLESS, dear friend...

  4. Karen- thank you for your sweet thoughts and visit! I love your blog!

    D- I need a daily reminder that I should be acting my age! Let's choose JOY together!

    Sharon- Yes, to know we have a loving Father who will never leave us does give my heart peace and JOY, too! Bless you, too!!


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