Monday, January 18, 2010

A Joyful Heart

"A joyful heart makes a cheerful face." Proverbs 15:13

Are you joyful? I have found it difficult to be "joyful" since Fibromyalgia came to stay in my life. When you have continous pain throught your body, 24/7, it's hard to be "joyful." On the other hand, I have found "joy" in people, situations and things. My family and friends provide joy on a continual basis. The clerk at the grocery store? A few days ago it was the postal worker. The simplest situations provide joy...sunsets/sunrises, hearing the voices of my grandchildren and seeing their joy of life. Your favorite music? Have you ever found joy in looking at a beautiful flower with drew drops? The joy of seeing the arrival of an airplane carrying someone you love? A see-through container with seashells that you collected yourself? Your favorite tea cup?

I hope you can find "joy" in your surrounds you and when you find it, your Fibromyalgia feels better.

Purposefully find something that makes you "joyful" today.


  1. I completely understand! I have joy when I teach and when Mom has a good day!

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  3. I love joy. :)

    I am noticing some sort of rebirth of joy with myself since my FM. Somehow, I've been able to cope, even laugh and be social. I know, it's crazy. I know part of it is having a bit of a break from severe pain after just having it wear me out, day in and day out.

    I look for joy in my life and in the moment. I never take for granted that my next day or minute will be easy or pain-free, so it's always about the little things I can enjoy right now.

    Thank you for this happy little post. It's important to remember how to enjoy things.