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    Christine

    Joy comes for me by saying a rosary every day. What I mean is, that joy comes to me when I experience the answers to all my problems dropping into place so easily, when I keep to this habit. As Our Lady promised, recitation of the rosary does not mean we won’t encounter difficulties but the joy and opportunity for gratitude that I experience when receiving the help I need through her intercession is really something.

    6 months ago
  2. Nala Ray

    My life has been feeling stagnant because of the people I used to hang around. After dropping their company, I felt so alone but as time progressed, I realised it was for the best because I could see life in a new light.

    6 months ago
  3. Don Jones

    Covid has been my constant companion this week. I cannot recall another time in my life where I have felt so physically sick and miserable. But through that turbulence, there was a reflection on all that is and that gave hope, comfort and rest. As the storm is abating, looking at everything afresh brings a new warmth.

    6 months ago
    1. Mike

      I can commiserate as I tested positive Thursday morning. So far I have mild cold symptoms, but am “out of commission” for a time. Here’s to us both for a quick restoration!

      6 months ago
    2. sunnypatti48317

      I pray you recover quickly and completely.

      6 months ago
    3. Hermann-Josef

      My best wishes for your recovery, Don. Take care

      6 months ago
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    JD

    I focus on the things that I love in my life. Be it family or friends, or even a funny moment that still makes me laugh.

    6 months ago
  5. Mica

    I email her 🙂
    Joy is my daughter’s name.
    Happily, we are closer now than we were at some stages of our lives.

    6 months ago
  6. pkr

    I walk. I take a walk amongst the big trees, Redwoods. I feel the Joy in/of Mother Nature. She sets me right. She gives me hope. She reminds me of the Joy that surrounds me.
    Blessings & Love to All here.❤️✨🙏

    6 months ago
  7. Hermann-Josef

    Embrace the moment, like a mother embraces her beloved child.

    6 months ago
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    BeautyWay

    Your past is not your future unless you live there – and living there prevents you from learning how to find joy in the present. If you’ve lost a loved one, ended a relationship or have been struggling financially, these are certainly valid reasons to feel down. Let yourself feel sad or lonely, but never hopeless. Ask yourself what you can learn about yourself from your experiences and emotions.

    6 months ago
  9. Hot Sauce

    When joy feels beyond reach, I can find a little bit of joy in remembering that in all difficulty is an opportunity to learn an important life lesson and grow.

    6 months ago
  10. Charlie T

    By wrapping my heart in darkness, in the belief that I am protecting it from pain and uncertainty, I am also making it unavailable to the joy and love that is always there. I’m trying to keep my heart open to all of it.

    6 months ago
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    Yram

    In the light of the American happenings of this week, joy is not the bubbly expression. It is rather a deep down feeling of gratitude for what is.

    6 months ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you for your answer, Yram – no bubbles of joy at the moment, but the joy is still there inside. I like that. 🙂

      6 months ago
  12. Nicki

    I don’t always seek joy. What is more important to me than joy is openness and beauty. What is beautiful is not always joyful. But when I stay open and ready to receive whatever the moment has to offer, I am often surprised by some glint of beauty within all that seems broken.

    6 months ago
  13. Antoinette

    Usually joy happens when I let go of expectations . Joy is available in the present moment when we let go.

    6 months ago
  14. Barb C

    I don’t find it–it finds me at unexpected moments. I can’t think about the search for joy this week. I know it will come, unasked, because that’s part of being human. The more important part of being a member of the human family for me this week is sitting with the pain of loss for those families in Uvalde, and knowing that other families also grieve loss from gun violence in this most deadly of countries.

    6 months ago
    1. Hermann-Josef

      Since I was born, constantly there is war, cruelty and murder. Why do we as human beings create weapons, sell it, buy it or use it? I think most of the time it happens because of our mental state of negative emotions. Fear, anger, depression, wanting to have something which I don‘t have. I think we actively have to seek joy within and make others joyful. Positive feelings like joy, love, contentment, thankfulness are the best skills to hinder our mental sickness and use weapons. Or killing thousands of animals because I like to eat them because of their taste. Love, compassion, joy on a human level must be active . It is the activity of the soul..

      6 months ago
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    carol

    Today I had the opportunity to learn about this finding of joy.
    I practiced meta in the midst of my irritation and some worry. I had to keep coming back to it. I had to keep choosing. And then surprise, a kind of Joy was waiting there for me.

    6 months ago
    1. Mica

      Go, Carol – that’s wonderful 🙂

      6 months ago
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