In a google search the first definition that popped up was
"a feeling of great pleasure and happiness."
Joy is finding a heart shaped rock on the beach.
Personally, I find Joy in many things...
maybe its easier because I am content with life's little pleasures.
Things that are mostly free...
"Attitude of gratitude"
is my mantra.
Joy is sunshine and scenery.
Maybe it's a smile from a stranger that was unexpected.
A random kind gesture
a surprise letter or card in the mail
when your grandchildren tell you they love you
if you are stuck in traffic and another driver lets you merge
finding a handful of sea glass on the beach
a beautiful moonlit evening
fresh salty sea air
a rose blooming in winter
there are so many places to look for JOY
it might be a pop of colour on a gloomy day
a phone call from a friend you haven't heard from in ages
a rainbow after the storm
It might even be a whimsical indulgence that makes you smile...
this festive wee tree lights up in many colours
while it might border on "tacky" I knew I had to have it.
It brings me Joy.
Sometimes you just need to take a chance...
Joy in the sunset
Joy is found in giving...
like these Lions international volunteers
who bring Mr. and Mrs. Claus to the Gulf Islands.
There was Joy on the faces of the children and parents in the crowd.
There were elves...
and pirates wielding balloon swords
with a few local pirates ready for a battle.
These dedicated volunteers give 800 gifts to children on the various islands.
Each child leaves with a bag of treats and gifts.
Bringing JOY to these children and their families
Hope Bay on Pender Island...
a generous gift
that will be remembered for years to come.
“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
~ Khalil Gibran ~
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”
~ Ben Carson ~
Wishing you Peace, Joy and Contentment.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~