“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson
In his biography, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis talked about God coming into his life and surprising him with joy. As you live this week, consider the miraculous gift that is your life. As you pray and read scripture, as you open your eyes to the world around you, find the ecstasy in your life. Find someone with whom to share that joy.
Joy is deeper and stronger than happiness. It is the protective barrier that allows you to live in peace and hope even during times when you might experience sadness. Happiness and sadness are fleeting. Joy remains.