There’s a little acronym for JOY – J stands for Jesus (Keep Him 1st), O stands for Others (Keep them 2nd), and Y stands for Yourself, take care of yourself, too. You can have joy when you keep these three relationships in the right order of priorities.
Some people say you have to choose joy. The truth is that you can find joy when you look for the everyday miracles that God brings you each and every day. They are the little gifts that He sends, sort of like a hug from Heaven. It’s the things that happen that remind you that He is ever present in your life. So put on your God glasses and play a little game of “I Spy” and you will begin to notice the everyday miracles and blessings that you have in your life! Write them down, and keep a record of them every day! Pretty soon you will look back and see how very much God has displayed His everlasting love to you!