Through Joy comes Happiness

” The joy of the Lord is our strength”

Nehemiah 8:10

Just like through faith there will be hope, the same is for, to be truly happy, you need to have true joy. The joy is deep within our souls and is what makes us happy on the outside. You may be smiling on the exterior, but do you have true joy, or is that a fake smile on your face, hiding the fact that, you are truly hurting deep within your soul? I think in this broken society, we have confused what happiness and joy are to us? Happiness is a feeling on our exterior, as joy is a feeling deep within our interior. Happiness is that smile on your face, that when something happens in a positive way, brings a smile, but to truly bring a smile of joy, then that positive needs to touch our souls deep within. We can not be truly happy, unless the joy in our souls, is truly happy as well. Jesus taught us this also, just that through time, we have lost that teaching, and have confused the difference between the two.

We all put on that ” happy face” whenever we are with each other, but is that a true happy face, or is that the fake smile that we have perfected over time? A true smile will make us truly happy, when we feel the warmth of joy within our soul, which will bring us true happiness as we walk our paths of this journey through life. We all go through many trying times that will bring us many issues, these are known as the troubling times of life, these times will rob us of our true happiness, but they can never rob us, of the joy within our souls, which comes from God and unless we acknowledge his faith within us. You will never really know the true joy within your soul, especially if you do not enter into the doors of the Lord, then accept his faith, as you then find that faith of yourself, to do whatever you want to, along your path of this journey. We of this society have confused the two, as we have combined them as the same, instead of looking at them as they truly are, Joy is within the soul, and happiness is that smile we put on our face.

Without truly feeling the warmth of joy within our souls, we will never truly put on that happy face, as we portray a fake self to those around us. Then with all the fakness going on, how can we be true to ourselves, let alone one another? Quick!!! Someone is coming, put on that fake smile, then as they leave, out comes the real face, the face of sadness, from all the pain and hurt deep within. The more we keep hiding from one another, the more this society stays within this fake world. When we really put our happy face on, really feel the warmth of the joy deep within our soul, now we all can be not just in true happiness, but we all can be within the true peace as well, the peace and happiness that Jesus showed us, as he walked his path, through this journey of life.

This journey through life has so many paths, it also brings us many facets within those paths as well, but when we walk our paths correctly and truly of who we are, then we will not put on that “fake” smile, cause we will not have to, as the warmth of the joy in our souls, will warm us all, with our true smiles of happiness, shining brighter then the sun, on a bright sunny day. I get the fact that this journey and others around us, will bring these things known as ” life events” to us, yes they will control us if we let them, but if we only could see through them, just maybe we can get around them easier, so we could never lose of who we truly are. When we are truly of who we are not, we then bury everything deep within our souls as it goes cold, the warmth within our hearts, that is the blood of Jesus goes cold as well, then as we try to keep the pain and hurt from hurting us further, we stop aknowledging them and even worse, we stop entering into the house of the Lord, that helps us stay true to who we are.

This journey through life is more than just an outward appearence, it is more about what is deep within us, as we then bring it towards one another. We can keep putting on that fake smile, but is that really fixing what is going on within us? If we never acknowledge what is truly within us, then our exterior will be full of many holes, as all those around us will see right through us. We all have a heart, as we all have a soul, but unless we use them and use them correctly, then this journey really will never change for any of us, life is a constent battle, but when we stay on top of that battle, then life will never become a war, making it very difficult for anyone to walk their paths within. When we stay on top of the paths we walk, while staying true to who we are, we will always feel the warmth of the blood of Jesus warming our hearts, we will always feel the warmth of joy within our souls, as now we will never have to use those fake smiles anymore, cause they will not be of any use anymore. To be truly happy is to really feel the warmth of the joy within your soul, so just like we share the love of Jesus within us with each other, we also will bring the true joy within us, to all those around us also, as we smile a true smile of happiness, everyday as we walk our paths, through this journey of life.

Right now in this society, we have let the battles become a war, with all the ugliness and the division around us. We can end this war around us very simply, we can end all this fakness around us as well, just that we have to want it bad enough, change what we have become, get back to truly of who we are, so the love and the blood of Jesus can warm our hearts again, let the warmth of joy warm our souls, as the real smiles come back to our faces. When the true warmth of this journey comes back to us, that is when we all walk our paths in the peace, joy and happiness of Jesus Christ, throughout this journey of life.

” The joy is within our souls, as the happiness that comes from that joy, brings a true smile to our faces”

” Faith is to hope, like joy is to happiness, we just need to acknowledge them, to truly feel them deep within us”

Whats up with the Boston Bruins?

The Boston Bruins, a hockey team I grew up watching, a player named Bobby Orr who I idolized, with another handful of players I enjoyed very much to watch, like Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Gilles Gilbert, Rick Middleton to name a few, these Boston Bruins have had it’s share of great player’s and to witness three Stanley cup championships in my lifetime is a great honor, from my favorite team.

I would be lying if I said that I wouldn’t want them to win another one, we all want to win and see our favorite players bask in the joy of victory, we the true Bruins fan have seen our share of losing years, like 39 years til they won again in 2011, which is what makes it sweet when they actually do win it all. What the Bruins do have is a competitive Management team in place and it all starts with Cam Neely, Cam was a player that the Bruins traded Barry Peterson for, sent Barry to Vancouver and Cam here to Boston, the rest is history. Cam with his toughness and good puck sense, had changed what the term power forward was and is looked at today. Cam since retiring and becoming the Bruins President, has taken this competitiveness and toughness from the ice, into his office in the way he leads this organization, the year they won the cup in 2011, had Cam’s finger prints all over this team and to this day in a few of the Bruin players today.

In 2011 when the Bruins hoisted the Lord Stanley cup high throughout the city of Boston and shared it proudly with all the fans, they were a very difficult team to play against, they didn’t have that big name goal scorer, what they did have was a whole team that could score, all four lines producing at a high level each and every game. The one thing that breeds this is Team chemistry. Even though there are still some core players left from the championship team, there are a few players missing that brought this chemistry, chemistry never shows up on the nightly game stats, it only shows up within all the players of the team and is what makes them very difficult to play against, team chemistry is a bond between the players, that makes them a family on and off the ice and having each others backs, no matter what situation that may cross their paths.

These Boston Bruins of today and with the core of players they still have since 2011, can they get back that “team chemistry”? You bet they can, but it also takes a big commitment from the Management and the coaching staff, so they can bring in the right players, who will form this bond that will ultimately give them the chemistry, to be once again a very tough team to play against from any team in which they face. You don’t necessarily need the best goal scorers, just a few that bond together and with each of their strengths, plus the strengths of the team, become a great hockey team once again. The Boston Bruins are just a few chess pieces away from regaining their championship team, forget about the drama from the Boston sports Media, as these guys really no nothing of any sport and if they don’t create the drama, then they would be out of a job. Just simply trust in Cam Neely and his team, to once again build a championship Boston Bruins hockey team, for us true Bruins fan to enjoy once again.

” Boston Bruins hockey is about being tough and competitive to play against, not the flashy give me the puck for “my” goal”

” Team chemistry comes from a bunch of players coming together and forming a bond, to play for each other and have each others backs, no matter what that may come before you”