"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is the net of love by which we can catch souls. We give most when we give with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and to each other is to accept everything with joy. 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 with him 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, and touching Him in his distressing disguise of the poor."
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta