Where is the JOY?
Recently, the word 'joy' was appearing in the most unusual places. For instance, I was preparing to bake a cake and needed a recipe. I looked in a book entitled "The Joy of Cooking". If you have to cook, then it is great if you can find joy in the effort, especially if the cake bakes perfectly and tastes delicious.
When I started to wash the baking pans, I saw the label on the soap bottle that said, "Ultra Concentrated Joy". Now, I know that not everyone finds joy in washing dishes because they simply do not like the task. I know of a young girl who doesn't ever put her hands into the dishwater. She thinks that when you have a dishwashing machine, you need to use it. This young lady does not realize that some people cannot afford the luxury of a dishwasher and there is no other way to make your dishes clean again unless you put your hands in the soapy warm water and scrub them. She has a lot to learn in life!
Personally, I like to bake and cook for my family and so I do have joy in cooking. I also take pleasure in washing the dirty dishes, pots and pans, because I find it very satisfying to make them clean again.
Does my joy come from the book with the recipe or from the bottle of soap? No, the joy comes from within myself at a job well done.
Concentrated - Having had some water removed, so that it was thicker than originally.
Satisfying - Making you feel pleased by providing what you need or want.