Happiness - pure joy - is from within. It is a spiritual entity, a free... gift of God.
- Dana Gatlin
The greatest joy in my life is more than a cheerful emotion. It is a state of being, of knowing I am spiritually alive!
Of course, I feel happy and lighthearted when I am with the people I love. However, there is a pure joy of spirit that I experience when I make a divine connection with God.
I feel such gratitude rising within me when I understand that God cares for me and about me. This understanding encourages me to experience the joy of spirit at all times.
Even when outer conditions might not seem promising, I am filled with a 'lightness of being.' Pure joy does not necessarily mean that I am laughing and joking - it is the exhilaration of truly knowing I am alive and one with God.
I am filled with a 'lightness of being,' of being spiritually alive!
(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)