Happiness can be Fleeting, Joy is Forever

As I was praying this morning,  happiness came to thought.  For me so often, that exhilarating feeling follows purchase of a new car or dress, planning for an upcoming event or vacation or something else that can seem temporary.  Then I began to think about joy, which comes from within and has nothing to do with the human scene but comes when gratitude and humility fill my heart.  Daily I pray with Psalms 51:10 which reads “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

Peace and harmony come from within, not without and is also the natural state of being.  This, I think, is our rightful inheritance.

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