How many times has a good friend asked you how you were and you found yourself telling her some of your troubles?
It’s something we all do…especially when that friend is someone whom we trust.
I don’t think letting someone know that you’re struggling with your child, or your job, or your health is a bad thing. Not at all. In fact, unless I know that you’re dealing with something that needs prayer….I can’t pray specifically about it for you.
Do you think it would make any difference if instead of talking about our troubles, we would tell people about our joys?
You’re at Wegmans and a friend you haven’t seen in a while says, “Hey Janie, how are you?” You reply, “Chloe, when I dropped my son off at school today, instead of jumping out and running towards his friends, he turned around and said, “Mom, have a fun day!” “I thought to myself, I’m not crazy about grocery shopping, but I’m going to have fun doing it. And you know what? I am!”
Okay…maybe that’s a bit hokey. But think back over your day. What if you chose to celebrate your joys with someone you chatted with today?
I think this could truly change how we look at our day, evaluate our circumstances, and interact with others. I even think that we’ll start looking for the joys first. Sure, we’ll still have troubles. Tomorrow, we’ll still need that new job, lab test, or car repair. But, there are good things that happen in and through our days that we never give a second thought.
- You can tell others about those joys.
- You can write them down in a journal.
- Or you can pop over to Facebook and share your joys there at An Extraordinary Day : A Place of Joy & Inspiration.
- And…be sure to give thanks for all those wonderful joys you’re celebrating.
I’m going to challenge you to do this for the whole month of April.
Today’s almost over….but try it at least once.
I can’t wait to see you celebrate your joys on Facebook, and even hear how it makes a difference in your day and those around you.
Are you in?
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