As I reflect on the phrase “happy new year”, I understand that for some of us this is a virtual impossible experience. For according to an article in Psychology Today, happiness is external and is based on situations, events, people, places and things. Because of our unique situations, many times happiness eludes us; however, joy can embrace us. Joy is a spiritual quality that is internal. Joy is a feeling that despite your struggles you can still feel at peace; In spite of your pain you can still Bring light and encouragement to others. For me, the joy of the Lord is MY strength! For in a true relationship with God, regardless of what you’re going through, this New Year can be a joyous one!!
My wish and prayer for each of you is for you to have a Joyous 2016 and always look up to the source of that joy!