To know that everything will be okay at the
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.
A good conversation.
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.
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
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.
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
a really rough stretch.
To know that even though
you had to let him go,
he still loves you and
two above 'Joys' were submitted by Jen.
Standing up for peoples rights!
Knowing my 'off- the-wall'
Fishin' and only catching
Taking away someone's pain!
Knowing I put a smile on
five above 'Joys' were submitted by Colin.
Sharing happiness with other
making their day with a
- 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
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
your best to protect them
Joy is family times when
you can all
sit down together and do
everyone enjoys as a family
playing a game or watching
above submitted by Cynthia
Joy is going to your "site"
and hearing and seeing all
you put into this site.
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
Joy is being and feeling
Thank you for bringing all
of us such JOY.
above "joys" submitted by Bobbi
out of bed in the morning and feeling
for another beautiful day!
Joy is knowing that because
paying the price for my
I have a relationship with
God, my creator
and Saviour and I will spend
enternity with him.
Joy is listening to
Louie Armstrong sing "What a Wonderful World."
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."
I think joy i knowing that
where ever you are in you
life Jesus is ALWAYS with
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
~ 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
-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
beach and just looking up at the stars
and nigth sky.
-Joy is waking up early to see the waves
along the beach, and seeing the sun starting
to peep through the clouds.
-Joy is waking up and ralaxing all day
a day full of meetings and appointments.
-Above all Joy is having assurance
& growing ever so deeply in love with
father JESUS CHRIST.
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.
Aiken perform, sing and be the natural comedian and
great entertainer that he is!
"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.
Joy is the smile received when showing
compassionate love to a person who has not known enough love in his or
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.
Joy is finally realizing your bride of
40 years, that you lost to cancer, is in Heaven, at peace and no
~Bob Kidd Ohio
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