Cheerfulness, delight, gladness, happiness
For my scripture study today I read about joy, and I found this:
"...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." - Psalms 30:5
Although we will experience sadness, and hard times that cause us to weep, hopefully those experiences will also bring us to our knees to Him who can show us and give us joy no matter what is going wrong around us.
"This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalms 118:24
I think to feel joy or see what there is to have joy about in our lives is a choice; we have to want it to have it. Like most things in life that are worth it, it takes effort. But joy is there to be had.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Ever since our trip to Utah and visit to Luisa's grave and recognizing that I needed to put my energy amongst the living, I have noticed a change. I feel a little lighter than I did before, if that makes sense. Not saying that I am without bad days, because I still have bad days, but the grieving is not as painful. Mother's Day was nice, relaxing, and I thoroughly enjoyed being a Mom this day, cherishing little round faces smudged with chocolate all the more then I have before. I hope and pray that others that grieve can feel peace and find solace and learn and grow through the process.