Day 11: Joy

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller

Helen Keller's neighbor tells of a time when he came upon her on a mountain path. She was alone with her face buried in a mound of flowers. When her face came out, she distinctly and perfectly mouthed the word "beautiful". If a blind and deaf woman can drink deeply of the beauty of this world that God has gifted us with, if she can see that happiness lies within each one of us, and if she can conclude that a resolve to be happy will result in a joy that will protect us from all difficulties, then why can't we? The renewal that God desires for us will result in joy. Even a blind person can see that... can you?

Be joyful always. I Thessalonians 5:16, NIVĀ