We are writing this so that our joy may be complete. 1 John 1:4

What are the moments of joy that make me feel complete?

Christmas day is full of the many sounds of joy. Children shrieking over gifts received, adults laughing in groups, teenagers giggling with friends or smiling over their text messages. Everyone seems to make an effort to at least appear to be joyful on a day of family and friends. However, the day flies by quickly and so does the festive mood that everyone pulls off like a new sweater, not quite sure if they really like the look or not. Real joy, the deep-down kind  that lasts, takes a bit more effort than preparing for Christmas. It is a day by day, deliberate step on a journey of experiencing joy each and every moment. It is developing the eyes to see the hidden gift in all of life.