I had saved this from a page in Family Circle/April 1,1980. It is by Mother Teresa.
JOY is prayer–
JOY is strength–
JOY is love–
JOY is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with joy.
The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept
everything with joy. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a
heart burning with love.
We all long for heaven where God is but we have it in our power to be in heaven with Him right now–to be happy with Him at this very moment. But being happy with Him now means:
….loving as He loves,
….helping as He helps,
….giving as He gives,
….serving as He serves,
….rescuing as He rescues,
….being with Him for all the twenty-four hours,
….touching Him in his distressing disguise.
From the Book “A Gift From God” by Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Copyright 1975 by Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity