Falling in love.

  Laughing so hard your stomach hurts.

  A hot shower.
  
  A special glance.
 
  Getting mail that is not junk or bills.

  Taking a drive on a pretty road.
 
  Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

  Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

  Hot towels out of the dryer.

  Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.

  A chocolate milkshake .

  A long distance phone call.

  A bubble bath.

  Giggling.

  A good conversation.

  The beach.

  Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.
 
  Laughing at yourself.

  Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
 
  Running through sprinklers.

  Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
 
  Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
 
  Laughing  at  an inside joke.
 
  Friends.

  Falling in love for the first time.
 
  Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
 
  Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.

  Your first kiss.
 
  Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
 
  Playing with a new puppy.
 
  Late night talks with your roommate that keep you 
from sleeping.

  Doing something you really love and having someone
 whom you respect tell you that you did a good job.
 
  Having someone play with your hair.
 
  Sweet dreams.
 
  Hot chocolate.

  Road trips with friends.

  Swinging on swings.
 
  Watching a good movie cuddled up on a couch
 with someone you love.

  Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating
 cookies and drinking eggnog.
 
  Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along.

  Going to a really good concert.
 
  Getting butterflies in your stomach every time you 
see that one special person.
 
  Winning a really competitive game.

  Making chocolate chip cookies- and eating the cookie dough   
before you bake them

  Having your friends send you homemade cookies.

  Spending time with close friends.

  Clean, fresh sheets.

  Waking up late and thinking you overslept -then realizing
  that it is your day off.
 
  Holding hands with someone you care about.
 
  Running into an old friend and realizing that 
  some things never change.
 
  Discovering that love is unconditional and stronger than time.
 
  Riding the best roller coasters over and over.
 
  Hugging and being hugged by the person you love.
 
  Watching the face of someone you care about
  when they open a much desired present from you.

  A baby's first real smiles.

  Seeing a baby's joy at taking its first steps.
  
  A baby's belly-laugh.

  Hearing a  child say "I Love You" when you didn't 
  say it first.

  Watching children performing a dance or a play 
 that they made up.

   Answering the phone and finding that it is your 
  grandchild calling to tell you all about the 
  new shoes they got. 
 
  Watching the sunrise.
    
  Watching the sunset.
  
  Feeling well again after you have been sick.

  Eating your favorite ice cream right out of the carton, 
with a really big spoon... in bed.   -Submitted by Amy


Being busy at work during the day and suddenly remembering
that your family's dinner will be ready when you arrive home-
because you put it in the crockpot that morning! -Submitted by Amy
 
 Knowing that joy can't be stolen from me. 
It doesn't depend on happenings   as happiness does, 
but is in where I choose to dwell. ~Submitted by Carol


Whatever flower you happen to be looking at...
-Submitted by Nancy Garrett


  Joy? Joy is when one day you understand 
that your life isn't worthless;  that you
have something or someone to live for.
Maybe that someone is yourself-
maybe it's someone else.
But your life is worth living.
Submitted by Vladimir
To know that everything will be okay at the end of 
a really rough stretch.

To know that even though you had to let him go,

he still loves you and always will.
-The two above 'Joys' were submitted by Jen.
 

Standing up for peoples rights! 
Knowing my 'off- the-wall' poems made
someone smile! 
Fishin' and only catching a branch! 
Taking away someone's pain! 
Knowing I put a smile on someone's face!
-The five above 'Joys' were submitted by Colin.
 

Sharing happiness with other people and 
making their day with a smile .
      - Submitted by Another  " Jan"<
 

Finding a new friend.
- Submitted by mollybug

Joy to me? I take joy in knowing there are 
still truly honest, moral, descent people in
the world and that I have had the chance to 
meet some of those people thanks to
Clay [Aiken}sharing himself and his love 
of music with the world.

Joy is also watching a child grow up healthy
and happy, and knowing that you do
your best to protect them from harm.

Joy is family times when you can all 
sit down together and do something that
everyone enjoys as a family such as 
playing a game or watching a show.

-Three 'joys above submitted by Cynthia
Joy is going to your "site" 
and hearing and seeing all the effort 
you put into this site.

        Joy is answering the phone and hearing 
your grown sons say "I just called to say 
"I Love You"

        Joy is getting kisses from your Grandchildren 
without asking for them.

        Joy is watching and listening to Clay Aiken
Joy is being and feeling alive.
Thank you for bringing all of us such JOY.

Five  above "joys" submitted by Bobbi 

 

 Getting out of bed in the morning and feeling 
thankful for another beautiful day!
 

Joy is knowing that because Jesus died, 
paying the price for my sin, 
I have a relationship with God, my creator 
and Saviour and I will spend enternity with him.

Matthew Cook 
Joy is listening to Louie Armstrong sing "What a Wonderful World." 
Link to Louie singing it here
                                                                                                                         - Mel J.
 

"Joy is knowing that we are loved and the Lord, will continually guide us through His obedient teaching (the Bible), to faithfully persevere daily."
                                                                                                                      ~Dawnese
 

I think joy i knowing that where ever you are in you
life Jesus is ALWAYS with you.

                                                                                                                       ~Aubrey Foss

Joy is knowing your purpose.  That you were created as an expression of God's love to all the earth.  Joy is knowing that you were designed to be as a rain drop and wherever you land that place will be blessed and nourished with the love of our Creator; God. 
                                                        ~ Pastor Marty McGrail 
 
 

Joy goes deeper than pleasure or happiness.  Pleasure and happiness passes so quickly.  Joy once received as a gift from the Holy Spirit remains with us.  As long as we do no harm to our neighbor and are always ready to help them our hearts are full of joy.  Joy is knowing that you are keeping God's Law, the Ten Commandments and putting into practice the Beatitudes.
                                                                john g. parisi

WHAT IS JOY TO ME?
joy is living for a greater cause than myself.

-Joy is seeing my girls grow into the incredible 
women of God that they are called to be.
-Joy is chucking an all-nighter with friends, 
even though you know you'll be tired as the next day.
-Joy is swimming in a pool late at night, just because you can.
-jJoy is laying down at night on the grass or the
beach and just looking up at the stars and nigth sky.
-Joy is waking up early to see the waves crash 
along the beach, and seeing the sun starting 
to peep through the clouds.
-Joy is waking up and ralaxing all day without
a day full of meetings and appointments.
-Above all Joy is  having assurance of salvation
& growing ever so deeply in love with my heavenly 
father JESUS CHRIST.

                                                                     ~meenal

Joy is that warm, peaceful feeling that you have even when things aren't going the way you think they should be, and knowing that even though you don't like what is happening that God knows what He is doing and you have nothing to worry about.
                                                             -Lauren

Watching Clay Aiken perform, sing  and  be the natural comedian and great entertainer that he is!

                                                    ~Jan

"Me and my best friend, we live in different countries, so I don't see him much. So we go onto your website, onto the page with the music, and we load it at the same time and then we sing together. That's joy."

                                                        ~Zavi

***
Joy is the smile received when showing compassionate love to a person who has not known enough love in his or her life.

                                            ~Anonymous

***

Joy is when you cry with gratitude. You know that God has blessed you abundantly. Your grateful for the simple things in life like being alive, excellent health, money, a job, a place to live and family.
 

                                                  ~Theresa Morgan
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NEW!
Joy is finally realizing your bride of 40 years, that you lost  to cancer, is in Heaven, at peace and no longer sick.

~Bob Kidd Ohio

 

 

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