Here are some thoughts on "joy" from an article I read yesterday. There are four commonalities among those who live joy-filled lives:
- a feeling of being forgiven;
- forgiving others;
- a feeling of life purpose;
- a strong sense of gratitude.
Gratitude drives joy. When minds are focused on what they have, not what they don’t have, gratitude is found. This season of "joy" may we be able to strive for joy-filled lives by pursuing forgiveness, purpose, and gratitude.