Written By: Grey Point

Joy is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. When I tell you I have joy, what do you think I think of? Happiness? If there was no joy what would happen I mean everyone would look mad or sad and everything would be different. Joy is something we need in our lives.

There are a lot of things that bring joy to my life. My dogs bring me joy. Every time we get a new dog, I’m so excited to have a new family member. I would love to have a little brother. I’m the only boy in our family, except my dad – but he’s not a boy, he’s a man. I have three sisters and a mom. That is a lot of girl stuff to deal with. On top of that, my grandma lives with us. 

Going to church brings me joy. Our church is very welcoming. People want to come back to church when the preacher is good and the people are nice. All of the joyful experiences at our church help people want to get involved. Even the young kids get involved – they have their own classes to go to. 

Recently I was able to give my sister my bedroom. Two of my sisters were sharing a room, and they have different sleeping habits. I gave her the gift of sleep – and a whole lot of joy. There is always someone else in your life that could use a little more joy.

I saw where a guy gave away five years of time to stay in an apartment to a homeless family. He helps out with food and supplies too. He helped them to not be homeless anymore. You don’t have to be rich to give that kind of thing away. Someone in a gas station might be looking for change so they can get gas. You can do that – even if it’s just a little. 

If everyone on the planet helped out by being kind, by being a better friend or neighbor, the world would be a better place, and we could all experience joy. I wish everyone could experience joy like that – don’t you?

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