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Live in Joy

Take time to “smell the roses”,

Smile at your gifts in life.

Let go of the worries,

Get rid of your strife.

Live in joy right now.

Expect good things today.

Look for what is good.

Thank God as you pray.


We used to laugh more,

We have become too sad.

Choose to smile at the roses,

And the good times that you had.

Bring back the memories.

Bring back laughter in your home.

Others will be drawn to joy,

And you will never walk alone.


Your home is your retreat,

From the troubles outside.

Don’t bring that mess in.

Set those problems aside.

Laughter is contagious,

It comes from deep within.

You can walk much lighter,

And find out that you can win.


Come back to the spirit of joy.

God wants that for you.

He will cover your troubles,

And help you to come through.

God has so much grace,

To cover you each day,

So learn to walk in joy,

As He opens up your way.

TRW 3-05-17

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Take time to walk in joy. Smile at the good things in life. Don’t dwell on the heartaches and the sad circumstances. Walk through those times with courage and hope. Our hope is our strength. Jesus acknowledged that we will have challenges in life, but he offered encouragement to go forward. Don’t let the burdens drag you down. Give your mind a break. Enjoy the small things and let those things bring a smile to your face and a release to your mind. For just a minute, walk away from your problems. It will bring about a balance in your life. Learn how to be grateful for the many blessings in your life, instead of focusing on the troubles. It will turn your life around. Learn to live in joy.