A friend of mine posted this quote on facebook the other day, and it reminded me how much I need to work at joy — not in a “work out my own happiness” kind of way, but in a “stop overlooking all of your blessings and wallowing in your sufferings” kind of way. ;) I spend a lot of time wallowing, lately, and it does me a whole heap of good to remember that joy is “a light shining in darkness” — that it is not the absence of darkness, it is the peace and love you feel within your heart, which is not given to you by your circumstances, but only by God.
It was another little reminder of the blessings that God is always holding out to me, waiting for me to turn to him and be open. So I made this — what, not an “infographic”, maybe a “quotagraphic”? — so that I would remember it a little more. Remember to cultivate joy!