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Today and Everyday, I Choose Joy
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By Evelyn Heinz
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Today and Everyday, I Choose Joy

Every where I look, I will find JOY!

I find joy in being a child of God.

I find joy in being alive.

I find joy in helping others.

I find joy in the simple things of life,

like a cup of hot tea, children's laughter,

a spring breeze, a sunrise or sunset.

I find joy in a rainbow after a storm.

I find joy in living in simplicity.

I find joy in forgiving others, as well as myself.

I find joy in all my successes.

I find joy in the lessons learned from failures.

I find joy in the wonders of nature, a bird's  song,

spring flowers and budding trees.

I find joy in a friend's smile.

I find joy in an early morning walk.

I find joy in knowing no one can take my joy away,

but...if I choose to do so, I may give it away.

I find joy renews my spirit, so I will continue

to take each day and sprinkle it with "JOY'!

"These things have I spoken unto you,

that my joy might remain in you, and that

your joy might be full."(John 15:11)

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Submitted: Monday, January 16, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

About the Poet
Born on October 24, 1939, I was one of seven children. I am now a mother of seven grown children, grandmother of 18, widow, and writer for the past 50 years mostly poetry. Day care provider of many years, now retired. Three poetry books published, but no longer in print, several little poem books self published. Published in local newspapers, several magazines and daily devotionals. My faith, family and writing poetry has brought me thus far.

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