Joy to the World

Joy is in the air! Can you feel it or have you too much to do and too little time?

Don’t miss the joy of the season.  Stop and take the time to appreciate this time of year.  

Visit some homes with amazing displays of lights, moving Santas, snowmen, and reindeers, go to a mall with a Santa to watch the faces of the children as they whisper their Christmas wishes into his ear.  

Can’t do any of that? Watch a Christmas movie – “It’s A Wonderful Life” or “Miracle on 34th Street” are just two of my favorites, but there are many other good ones.

Spend time alone meditating on what this holiday means.  See if you cannot feel a spark of the Divine that was within Jesus also within you. 

Whatever you decide, find the joy within.  Things in your life not as you would like? External things may affect how happy you feel but joy is a gift from God and no matter what the outside conditions may be, joy can always be felt when we take the time to connect with the Source of Joy.

This year make the decision that whatever may be going on, you are not going to let anything take the joy out of your heart.

May you have hope, peace, love, and joy this Christmas.

Joyfully,

Arlene

Quote of the Week

“Just remember the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”

  The Polar Express

‘Tis the Season of Joy

‘Tis the Season of Joy

Do you feel joyful?  Or is Covid getting you down this Christmas season?  Nothing should be able to rob you of your joy since joy is an inside thing as opposed to happiness which is often based on external conditions.

Joy is within our own power to express because no person, condition, circumstance, or outside issues can keep us from it.  If we truly want to experience this blissfulness, share ourselves with others.

One of the best ways to bring forth that joy that is within us all is through loving service.  That service does not have to be a big thing – it can be a word of encouragement or some simple act of kindness.  

If you are not feeling joyous this holiday season, try doing something for someone else and see if it does not fill you with a joy that springs up deep from within.

Quote of the Week

 “Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”

Leo Tolstoy