Where does joy come from?
From God, of course.
That’s why it’s so fresh –
Ocean breezes without a hint of stale air.
So open up your life and permit God’s joy to flow in
Even if your mind’s on something else –
Joy really is a form of beauty, isn’t it? –
Often waiting in dreams
Like a flower that opens early in the morning.
Even if you’re not paying much attention
You’ll discover that joy is a bit like a car horn –
Beauty blaring you awake!
This is a secret we all know – and have always known –
Joy is the invisible name of the person you married
But almost overlooked in the crowd.
Joy is the kind of beauty that comes home –
Like the first person you kissed upon falling in love –
Like the brand-new baby that’s still you –
Newborn for the first and last time.