This blog accompanies the video that can be found here.
Despite The Suffering, Disasters, And Tragedies, We Have To Admit That Life Can Also Bring Us Moments Of Joy And Appreciation.
Perhaps a stunning dawn vista caught your breath. Or the swell of emotion as you held your newborn grandchild. Or you recall the happiness of hearing the laughter of children, or the warmth of sharing a special meal with friends. All good memories.
Where does our joy come from? Why do these experiences bring us peace, even hope?
Each of us may have a different answer, but many of us have come to one conclusion: there is a God who loves us and wants to surround us with beauty, family, and all that we might need to live in this world. We are uplifted. We see a world full of mystery, amazing gifts, and many kind and giving human beings.
At those moments, we are filled with thanksgiving and some of us may ask, “Why am I so blessed?”
- What is a recent experience or memory which has brought you joy?
- How did you respond to this experience?