5 Things you can do to lift your spirit

 

Ever notice that sometimes when you look at the face of someone you’re close to, their face is telling?

The other day we were at the laundromat when my husband asked me if I was okay.

I mumbled something.  But I wasn’t okay.

In addition to internally fussing over the inconvenience of having to schlep my towels, bedding, and clothes to a laundromat (albeit with my dear husband’s help), I had a laundry list of items running through my mind which I had allowed to pull my spirit down.

I guess it was written across my face.

 

Five Things You Can Do to Lift Your Spirit

 

At that moment I knew I needed to start a new list…. a list of blessings.


And I did….
right there… sitting on that icky stained chair at the laundromat.

And there… in that place I despise… I found myself telling Tim those sweet blessings.

You know what?

My list of blessings was way bigger than that other list.

I also found that sharing my list of blessings made me feel even better than counting them.

Sure that laundry anxiety list I had been running in my mind was significant.

There were some really really critical things on that list.

But, if I kept running them over in my mind I wouldn’t accomplish much… I’d just create anxiety.

Instead… 

Thanking God for what he has done for me was a huge spirit lifter.

Speaking aloud those words of gratitude made it doubly good for me because I not only spoke the goodness and truth I had realized… my ears heard it and my heart internalized it and ultimately it blessed me and Tim.

I love reading the Psalms.  The verses below really spoke to me and made it clear to me how this little exercise of choice, in the midst of an unpleasant experience, was a heart and mind-changer that truly lifted my spirits.

Thank God! Pray to him by name!
Tell everyone you meet what he has done!
Sing him songs, belt out hymns,
translate his wonders into music!
Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,
you who seek God. Live a happy life!
Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works;
be alert for signs of his presence.
Remember the world of wonders he has made,
his miracles, and the verdicts he’s rendered—

Psalm 105:3-5

 

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Here are FIVE things you can do to lift your spirit…

 

  1. Keep your eyes open for God, be alert for signs of his presence.

  2. Watch to see how he is working and what he has done.

  3. Tell God thanks for it all.

  4. Tell others what God is doing and has done for you.

  5. Remember, and keep thinking about, all the amazing things he has done.

I don’t know about you….but right now… just talking about this is a real spirit lifter.

 

Thank God! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! | Inspirational Scripture Verse for Joyful Living

 

Take minute…

 ~ Think back over the past day or so… did you see God at work or sense his presence?  

 ~ What do you need to do to consciously look for God throughout your day and be mindful of his blessings?

 

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Five Spirit Lifters on JoyDay!

 

It’s Joy Day!

 

Joy Day! is the day when we look back over the past week and count ‘seven.’ ‘Seven’ blessings, gifts, the good and the not-so-good things of the past week…we list them and give thanks. I’d love to have you join in.  It may feel a bit outside of your comfort zone… but give it a try…

I’ll start….

God, I’m thankful for

  1. YOU… and your extravagant goodness.
  2. showing me how to pay attention throughout my day and watch for those special ‘God-sightings.”
  3. extra work this week… even if it wore me out.
  4. 19 cent goldfish for our little balcony fountain. So fun!
  5. an evening to have one of my besties over for dinner… one of our menu favorites, too!
  6. extra work for Tim.
  7. the fun of making dinner together… so simple… but so wonderful after such a busy week.

Okay…it’s YOUR turn!!

Scroll down to the comment section…Share Your Extraordinary Thoughts….and list your ‘seven.’  I can guarantee it will change how you see the world around you.  It’s the best!!

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Comments

  1. Debbi Saunders says:

    Thank You Dear God…..
    1. for how much I have been growing spiritually through my purging and cleaning!
    2. for seeing you at work through this process…
    3. for seeing things and My Home from a different perspective, in a new light…
    4. for feeling your Spirit rise up and fill me while trying to sing a Christian song through all the tears from the emotional experience of feeling so strongly your undeniable presence within me a few hours ago!!
    5. for the Blessing of my Awesome Son 36 years ago today!!!
    6. for renewing my excitement and creativity in the process of purging,cleaning and Simplifying my Home and Life…. so Liberating!
    7. for the healing process of Gardening, with the beauty of your Flowers, Butterflies, Birds and Bees and endlessly entertaining Squirrels!!
    Thank You God for all the trials ,hardships and challenges and the Beautiful Blessings, provision and restorations *** Hallelujiah and to You All the Honor and Glory!!

  2. Dear Diane, Oh .. how very much you have spoken to my heart! I truly believe that The Holy Spirit reaches out to us each and every moment. Thank You For sharing .. I feel so much in need of God’s grace and wisdom… Love You, Judy

    • Oh, Judy… God is so good to have given us the Holy Spirit.
      I’m so happy for you to have received encouragement from HIM today through my post. What an honor and blessing for me.
      May God overwhelm you with wisdom and joy!! {{hugs}}

  3. Thank you for writing what you wrote today. I needed this. Like you my laundry list has been getting longer and longer lately … and my patience shorter and shorter. Things have been tough and I’m sorry to say that it has gotten the best of me over the past few days.

    I do take the time every day (at least once but usually twice) to thank God for my many blessings. They are there!!

    • It’s always interesting to me to see where God takes these posts. I try to follow his nudges and I am so grateful to know that it resonated with you, Lea. Practicing gratitude seems like a constant process where God takes us deeper into his goodness once we practice it.
      Praying your patience grows and “laundry list” gets shorter. 😉 Have a blessed week, Lea!

  4. What a perfect post for me this day.
    Joy Day.
    1. I’m forgiven Lord thank you that I confess and You forgive
    2. This quiet day. A day to simply be. Still.
    3. Christin’s babyshower tea party .turned out perfectly 💙
    4. My husband loves me flaws brokenness and all
    5. I read the perfect verses today
    6. The faithful friendship of a friend
    7. The faithful prayers of a dear friend 💜✝️ Daily for me since I was 14

    • Gwen… oh how blessed you are to have had a friend for all those years… and to think she’s prayed for you every day. What a treasure!
      I rejoice with you as you see and experience God’s love and grace through others who care for you so deeply and how God’s word speaks life and hope into your heart.
      May your week be blessed beyond imagination! {hugs}

  5. You are so right, for me, it’s all a matter of changing my inner channel. Great list!

    • “changing my inner channel” I like how you said that, Malia. Sometimes that’s all we need to do. 😉
      Thanks so much for taking time to visit… I miss our party and the connection it gave us each week.
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!! xo

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