4 Always be joyful in the Lord! I'll say it again: Be joyful!
5 Let everyone know how considerate you are. The Lord is near.
6 Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.
7 Then God's peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 (GW)
Are you finding the simple joy in your life - everyday? I recently asked some of my friends what their simple joys were......
5 people said " laughter"...of children or grandchildren
My kids smiles
Sunshine on my face
The smell of lilacs
Bare feet in fresh cut grass
Sitting outside and hearing the birds sing
Savoring a sunset gator ride with my hubby thru our farmland
Listening to the frogs in the evening. Peaceful!
Sunset on the beach
An afternoon nap
I listed those simple joys so you could pick one as your own or add to that list. One thing that struck me was the fact that all of those things are free. So you are free to share them with others...maybe you are someones simple joy. When both my daughters are with me we laugh & laugh & laugh. It is one of my simple joys. When my little sister laughs I am overcome with joy. She has the best laugh ♥.
I know it can be easy to get bogged down in the unjoyful - DON'T DO IT!
The way I see it you can always find simple joy, if you just look around 🙂
Some of my favorite simple joys that cost under $5.00:
a candy bar (almost anything chocolate)
a great cup of coffee
a new song for my ipod
a snack size mcflurry - (Reeses...in case you were wondering)
a power ball ticket ( It is so fun to play the "when we win the lottery" game)
a christian suspense romance ( paper back from good will .79)
Be joyful, choose joy, share it with others.
♪♫Joy to the world, All the boys & girls, Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, JOY to you & me♫♪