Accessing Your Inner Joy

I can't say I really remember feeling ecstatic joy when I was a little girl. I remember being sort of sad most of the time. Feeling sad for no reason was not really something I was willing to admit or confess. In my belief system, Jesus was thought to take away sadness and replace it with joy. Feeling sad meant that, for whatever reason, Jesus had chosen to overlook me. This was unacceptable.

Now that I am a bit older, I realize that things are a bit more complicated than my innocent childhood brain understood.