Joy requires cultivation;
It requires cultivation everyday.
If you plant seeds of joy and tend to them with love everyday
an abundance of joy in your life is what you will reap.
So do not plant in your mind seeds of fault-finding
or seeds of fear and lack.
Instead sow seeds of faith,
seeds of turning everything over to God
and being at peace;
Sow seeds of hope and
the conviction of things not seen.
Sow seeds in patient and joyful expectation.
Tend to these seeds mindfully, daily and
with love in your heart for all,
and these seeds will grow into a tree
strongly rooted in the soil of faith
and providing the welcoming shade of
joy in your heart at all times.
Gene Ford Runnels