In his book “The Life You’ve Always Wanted“, John Ortberg outlines a plan for the spiritual discipline of joy. He recommended that if you find yourself down, depressed, or often “joy challenged”, you should surround yourself with people that bring you joy. He even went so far as to say that we should schedule regular appointments in our busy lives with someone that brings us laughter and joy. Not bad advice. I have posted this clip before but to be honest, I wish I knew “Gladys from Austin”. She would be someone I would want to schedule time with in order to bring joy into my day. This clip is great. There’s a quote about half way through that is simply priceless (the 3:57 mark)!

How about you? Who brings you joy?


*Originally posted December 2003