Not all moments are full of joy, not all lives are brimming with happy events, but we can always find a joyous moment or two even in the saddest times. They shine, not like beacons, but like tiny birthday candles in a field of darkness. They are glimpses of something better.
Dear God of Joy,
In the midst of my despair I have found a moment of joy,
and for this I am so grateful.
I am grateful to myself for taking the time to enjoy this joyous moment,
grateful to those who were there with me, and grateful to the moment itself.
This joyous moment has given me a glimmer of happiness.
This joyous moment has filled me with a sense of divine compassionate love.
Help me be a joyous moment for those in need of one,
and help me find joyous moments everywhere.
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