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February 19, 2019 by Sheila Hester (North Carolina)

As a teacher, I love to watch children. The expressions on their sweet faces and the way they move happily from one place to another fascinate me. Their joy for life is evident in all that they do. What a pleasure it is to wake each day with that joy!

I also admire adults who have that same joyful exuberance. Just like the people in the restaurant that day showed, a joyful spirit can easily be seen by those around. What is the source of that joy? Love for our Savior shines through to those we meet in our daily lives. Even as Christians we have our "valley moments" — times when life throws us unexpected and unwanted circumstances — but we still have that joyful spirit. We have an inner peace and comfort that comes from Jesus Christ. The next time you are out and about, look for that joyful spirit among God's people.

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