"i know, it's weird isn't it, most people don't smile. People who do really stand out, we are the odd balls." i laughed, i could tell she was starting to soften towards me. "i even talk to strangers, and hum to myself in the isles." At that comment an amazing thing happened, a tiny smirk started to appear, and before she could stop it, she was smiling too.
i learned in closer to her, and fake whispered. "its contagious too." She laughed at that.
My point in telling you this? Joy is contagious. You see, i used to be like the non smiling checkout girl. i used to post the passive aggression Facebook statuses. (Which, by the way, if you are a Christian, just stop doing that.)
Then i got to know my Savior, i mean really got to know Him. Read what he thought of me. What he did for me. What he is doing for me now. And honestly, how can you not have joy when you dive into all that.
Here are just a few verses of what you mean to God. . . .
Hebrews 13:5 ". . . . Never will i leave you; never will i forsake you."
1 Peter 2:9 "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, . . ."
Psalm 138:3 "When i called, you answered me; you greatly embolden me."
These are literally just a couple of verses, there are so many more to discover. So dust off that bible, and dig in. Trust me, you will find the joy you only dreamed about.