Leap for joy today! Why not? You have been quick to leap for trouble. Now be just as quick to leap for joy. Don't be indentured to joy, but be ready to anticipate it. You do not have to receive it every moment. You just have to be eager for it. Joy does not have to fall from trees, yet when apples of joy are ripe, be ready to catch them just the same.
Know that no matter how much and how deeply you love, it is tiny next to the love I have for you. I say this not to minimize the love you have for Me or anyone. I say this so you have an inkling of how great My love is, and that includes My love for you.
Why deny yourself joy? Why would anyone deny himself joy? Why would people put themselves through less then joy? People do seem to put themselves through less than joy and endure what is not necessary in the first place. It is not necessary to have less than joy. Less than joy is not demanded of you. You can have joy even in extremities. There is no cost to joy. You forfeit nothing. You are meant to hold joy in your hands.
My dear friends, we love you all so very much. God guides you dear ones to express the talents and gifts that you have in this world by making a contribution through joy. You are not meant to be slaves to drudgery. You are meant to live inspired lives. Tap into what inspires you dear ones and there you will find the path to your most joyful life.