“Joy is prayer; joy in strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”– Mother Teresa
That quote is so full of truth and beauty, and knowing who spoke it makes it even more meaningful. Mother Teresa knew how to find joy in the mundane. Her circumstances did not indicate the level of joy she held. In fact, her circumstances of her life would lead you to believe that she would be sorrowful and depressed. Her father died when she was 8. At age 18 she left home and never saw her mother or sister again.
She chose the life of a nun and followed her calling to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve him among the poorest of the poor. She chose a simple life in what she wore and where she lived. She taught the poor children to read and write using dirt with sticks. When offered a banquet for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971, she requested that the $192,000 budget be donated to the poor in India instead.
What circumstances do you face each day that could and should rob you of your joy? Is your current health situation sucking the strength of your joy from your inner being? Remember that joy and happiness are two different things. Happiness is a feeling that is triggered by external factors and can be based on people, things, places and events.
Joy is a consistent emotion and is and can be cultivated daily by finding it even during mundane activities. Joy is good for your heart! Find it daily.
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