Good Morning!

Today, I woke up with a severe pain in my heel.  I have Plantar fasciitis – a non life-threatening condition.   It limits mobility!! Treatable and possibly curable it is no more than a painful irritating stumbling block to movement.   I am aware of the suffering pains of others but this is my pain and it’s a ‘bummer’.



The fruit of JOY is not ‘happiness’.  It is deeper – it is more profound.  It can and does change the environment around.

Today I choose JOY.  The challenge to you is can you also choose this fruit sometime this week?

Choosing is different to waiting for it to happen.   It a deliberate lifestyle choice.

The most memorable incident in my life when ‘JOY’ changed everything was certainly not chosen or planned.

It was at my mother’s funeral.  The Chapel was packed.  Lots of memories – Tears – My brother and I were suddenly aware we were now orphans.

A little boy not even two years old toddled down the aisle and placed a small truck on the coffin lid.   Then he sat down. PLOP! The sound reverberated.

A bubble of the purest joy burst forth soundlessly from my heart.  I saw it on faces all around.

It was our grandson and our daughter was frantic to catch him and return him to his seat at the back.

No one laughed – my daughter looked concerned.  No one else moved.  It was as if a bubble of light had burst forth upon us all .  It was a Promise of Hope and thankfulness but a  celebration of LIFE.

I choose JOY today……I will live in it even if movement is limited.

Live your life to its absolute FULLNESS!


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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1 Response to CHOOSE – JOY

  1. Awe… cute story! Kids do have a knack
    for releasing hearty bubbles of joy 🙂 ♥ ❤


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