There are [people] in this world [who] have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. (Frederick William Faber, noted 19th century English hymn writer)

One of life’s great pleasures is to be around the kind of people Faber speaks of. Too often we see people whose heads always seem to be down. They count the cracks in the sidewalk and miss the beauty all around them.  It’s a delight to enjoy the company of people who sense the good around them; it’s even better to be such an encourager—always sharing the joy in life.

Your love has given me much joy and comfort . . . May you be filled with joy . . . you are our pride and joy. (Philemon 1:7; Colossians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:20)