Saturday, December 6, 2008

Santa's take on Joy...


I remember when our boys were younger
Santa telling them about his JOY pin he
was wearing on his hat. He said....
The J is for Jesus
The O is for Others
The Y is for Yourself


He told them to find true JOY in your life...
You should think of Jesus, Others and of
Yourself to truly find Joy and happiness!
I have always remembered this and l♥ve it :)

83 comments:

Kaylynn said...

I think he is right!

JustRandi said...

I love that!
Santa told that to your kids? What a great Santa!!

Liz said...

where can I find that santa? :) Great message!
liz

Octamom said...

Now that is one awesome Santa!

Blessings!

McEwens said...

Love that! J O Y... wont think of it the same! Thanks!

Erin said...

That is a great message. We all need to remember this!

Kay Dennison said...

It works for me!

Jan said...

That is so sweet. I love that joy thought from the jolly one. Love it.

in time out said...

I LOVE THIS. Yes, i remember learning it, and teaching my kids...well trying...so thanks for the reminder. can i put it on my family blog???

clan of the cave hair said...

That's awesome! And exactly the way to find joy!

Picket said...

That is beautiful and so very true! I love it! Thanks for coming by sweetie...hope you have a great weekend!♥

That Girl in Brazil said...

Oooo! I like that a lot! Wonder if they make a plaque ... Maybe I'll have to make one ...

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I love that ! Awesome santa.

So said...

Santa is wise.

Sandra said...

Love it!!! and I'm putting in lots of those hearts I can't make here ************ lol :)

Laura said...

What a wonderful look at JOY!

Coordination Queen said...

That is one smart santa!

Jillene said...

I have a plaque with that exact saying on it!! LOVE it!!

Kristina P. said...

Love it!

Kathleen said...

Awesome message, thanks for sharing!

Lara said...

I haven't heard that one before...I like it! Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

That is so true. Usually we don't hear that from Santas. Merry Christmas.

TJ said...

What a great thing to tell the kids!

bj said...

I love this....thanks for sharing.

LeShel said...

I like this. I've heard it before but never from Santa. Thanks for sharing!

Kim Sue said...

thanks for coming by (and commenting!) hope to see you back soon.

beth at aunties said...

I love this acronym for JOY. Santa is so right! Anything we can do to add Jesus and charity to others in our celebrations will bring happiness:-)

Enjoy a blessed day!
Beth~♥

stACEy said...

I LOVE acronymns and I have never seen that one before, thank you!

-Melissa- said...

What a great message! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mina said...

That is awesome! Thank you for sharing that. I'm passing it on to MY kids!

tammy said...

That's now going to be part of my FHE lesson! Thanks!

Kat said...

Very cute. I like it. :)

Mary Ellen said...

Santa is so right. This needs to be the message all year round. Thanks for the reminder.

KC Mom said...

So true..and what a wonderful reminder. What a great Santa too!

Tracy said...

I like that and will try and remember that everytime I see the word JOY! What an awesome Santa to bring JESUS into the conversation! The real reason for the season that get's lost so easily.

I wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment of support-means a lot!
Tracy

susette said...

you are a great example of it for sure

Emma said...

Wow- what a perfect message! :o)

Jenny said...

Santa is right!

What a great blog you have. Thanks for stopping by mine and for the comment.

LyndiLou said...

That is a great perspective to have on things!!! I will have to remember that! Thanks... like always... for sharing!

Ashley said...

I love that!!!

Liz said...

I love it! How true!

Kaci said...

Awesome!

Lynn said...

Sweet and so true !

Stacey said...

What a wonderful saying!

Tiffany said...

that is so great! I love your Santa!

Jodi said...

Love it! A "JOY" ful way to begin the season! ♥

Becca Watson said...

I love it! I'll have to remember that for my own kids. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog!

bfs said...

Have always loved that JOY acronym -- Jesus, Others, Yourself. Amazing that Santa would say that. And sad that teachers in our schools would be fired if they did!!

Thanks for this post! As always, you're the greatest!

Mammamia said...

Great insight!

Tiglizzyclone said...

Wonderfully said!

Kellie said...

that is so sweet!

Theresa said...

What a great message.

Shellmo said...

Love this - we should all feel such JOY! :-)

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing that :)
I just love this time of year!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I love it! So true.

Boy Mom said...

Great Christmas message.

Santa Rocks!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Good post...m.

Mikki said...

What a wise man! That is some truly great advice! Thanks for sharing it.

Janie said...

Right on the money!

Alex said...

Good post! Good reminder. :)

Tink said...

What an awesome thought! I'll have to remember that. What a great way to remember the joy of Christmas. Hope your day is going wonderful! Love ya lots. Hugs.

Stephanie and Co. said...

I always have a hard time reconciling Santa and Jesus into the holiday. I like this a lot. Thanks!

Doré said...

That is great! I'll have to remember that.

Sue and Mark said...

thnx for sharin the Joy!!

All these little reminders help us focus on what matters most.

samantha said...

I learned a song when I was a child that said "put Jesus first and others second and put yourself at the end of the line and you will find joy in your life with J-O-Y." Even as a child, I knew it was true. I'm glad to know Santa agrees!

in time out said...

thanks for letting me post this pic on the family site. my family LOVES it. thanks....everything, so great ♥

Anna Lefler said...

What a sweet thought!

Thanks for visiting my blog and happy holidays!

:^) Anna

Keli said...

What a wonderful message!!! Thank you!

bv said...

Whoa, that is great! I do so love that and if you don't mind will begin insituting it TODAY in my home with the kiddies!

Have a fab weekend! I'm checking out your place for the first time today and loving it already!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! That was very sweet. It was been so crazy lately. I am "trying to stay calm" too! I love this message. Also, "yourself" is last. Though you need to give to yourself and take care of yourself, I know I always get more lasting joy out of giving to others than the immediate, short term joy when I give to myself.

Andrea said...

Ooh, I like that! Thanks!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

How awesome! I love that SANTA!♥

Carmen said...

That is way cute! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Sher said...

I love this! Thanks for reminding me to have JOY this Christmas. Because mostly right now everything is just getting on my nerves. Thanks for the pick-me-up!

Deann said...

I love that story!! I found your blog from Kathleen and just love it!

Misty said...

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

Donna said...

I've never heard that until now. I love it!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

What an awesome way of reminding one's self the true meaning of Christmas: JOY.

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh, I love it! I love Santa, I think that it is such a sign of true Christ like love. I hate when people try to blame him for the commercializing Christmas. It isn't Santa it's the toy companies and parents who over indulge. I love that Santa taught your boys this wonderful lesson.
*hugs*

Shelia said...

Hi and I love that saying! We should all pin that on our hearts! Thanks for coming to see me today. Your blog is adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

trublubyu said...

i love that! do your boys remember? what a great thing to think about.

joey said...

Hi, I just love this, have never heard it said before, and shall be passing this message onto my kiddies. joey xx

Andrea said...

Oh that is AWESOME!!! Love it!! I'll have to remember that one!