Joyful joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of Love, hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above... and so goes the song. Isn't it a lovely one? :)
There is so much to be joyful about in the world.
My mom.. carrying after the loss of her husband. Joining a gym, learning to care for herself again, loving life, while saying .. .I just want to see him.... One more time. There is joy to be held there.
Joy to be found in new friendship. Meeting people and helping them through difficulties and caring, not only because you've been there, done that, but because it's good to care and it's right to care and it brings joy. It's part of God's calling on my life.
Joy to be found in, even though one doesn't like the results of an election, we were able to vote without fear or intimidation. We were able to let our voices actually be heard, even if some of those voices I would have liked to be a bit quieter or sleepier. :) Silly eh? But there is joy to be held in those things.
Joy to be found in the newborn.. little critters squeaking out as they learn to live outside their momma's belly. This week... four wee baby guinea pigs entered the world. Makes my heart sing. :) A God-given pleasure indeed.
Joy... ties together with thankfulness for me.
Wherein do you find joy?