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What Joy is


Joy is

watching the glimmering sparkle of sun-drenched waves

hearing the rustling of leaves

feeling the cooling sensation of wind on face.


Joy is

Gazing at the clear blue sky

With wisps of white cloud sailing by;

walking along a moonlit beach

under the canopy of shimmering stars.


Joy is

observing the rain pelting green fields

and wild flowers tossing their heads in glee

staring at snowflakes gently falling

Covering tree- tops and roofs.


Joy is

following the swans’ gliding

gracefully across the lake

watching a flight of birds take wing

singing in unison,

With the flaming glow Of the sun,

slowly sinking into the horizon.


Joy is

taking the chair-lift up snow clad mountain-tops

gazing at the verdant valley below,

watching the breath-taking panorama of

cascading falls and icy glaciers;

                being transported by that ethereal feeling

                of flying high, like a bird,

                     with the world under one’s feet.


JOY is

 marvelling at GOD’s glorious creation

that inspires reverence and praise but it is in

realising and accepting God’s immense love

 while acknowledging our unworthiness

                that true joy can be found.


Above all, Joy is:

               loving GOD with all our heart and

                  loving others as ourselves;

      treating others the way we want

       to be treated;

                      forgiving others as GOD forgives us,

                      showing kindness and compassion 

                      with Christ as our guide and model.                


                By Shirley Lau 

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