I remember teaching this concept to my children when I taught Joy school and that song,"Oh boy I got Joy..I do, do you?, comes in my head even 18 years later as I think of a word I want to reflect on this year.
These are the words that popped into my head the other day,
"Life is to be enJOYed, and have JOY while doing it."
I love this reminder of our purpose here on this journey of ours, "Men are that they might have joy"( 2 Nephi 2:25) I truly believe that this is the reason we exist.
Joy is Prayer
Joy is Strength
Joy is Love
Joy is a net of love which can catch souls
Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside. Dr. Melba Colgrove
"Real Joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile." Sir Wilfred Grenfell
"The Joy of the spirit is the measure of it's power." Ninon de lenclos
"Joy is not in things; it is in us" Richard Wagner
"I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and eternal peace- a connection to what matters." Oprah Winfrey
This little book is packed with great understanding of what Joy is really all about it! I love reading it over and over!