joy

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.” Russel M. Nelson

 

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, Romans 14:17

smile

So there you have it: smiling makes you feel good, makes you look good, and gets you a better marriage in the end. Melanie Curtin

 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. 

 

smile

. A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.   Denis Waitley

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”    Proverbs 15:30

bad times

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting. I Chronicles 16:34

love

Joy is love exalted; peace is love in repose; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in school; and temperance is love in training.”      Dwight L. Moody

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.     I Corinthians 13:4-7

Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul 
And sings the tune without the words 
And never stops at all.” 
Emily Dickinson

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

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