How Do You Define JOY?

Hello, Happy 4th of July weekend! This is my definition of SUMMER. So, my definition of joy includes in-joying the summer, and all that brings including bugs.  Much rather have heat than cold, rain than snow. Other things that are joyful include, freedom of time, being healthy, and being happy, right here and right NOW!

Wishing you all the JOY you can stand. You can stand it, can't you?

Today's Daily Word is about JOY!

Thanks for reading,


Today's Daily Word

Saturday, July 02, 2011
I celebrate life with joy and gratitude.

Regardless of my circumstances at the moment, on this blessed summer day, I look for evidence of God's goodness and take it in with all my senses. I hear the joyful sounds of life--music playing, children laughing, and neighbors chatting outside their homes.

I savor the fragrance from a nearby rose garden or the aroma of dinner cooking on an outdoor grill. The taste of a refreshing glass of iced tea or an ice cream treat brings a smile to my lips. I revel in the warm summer sun or the coolness of an air-conditioned room.

Each sensory experience reminds me of the joy of being alive, as the light of God shines in me and in the world.

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. --Psalm 70:4