How was your week?
Today I was standing in line at Kroger with my husband.
He asked me if I was okay. I mumbled something.
But I wasn’t okay.
I had been running a grocery list in my mind on the drive over.
It wasn’t the grocery list of things I needed to pick up from the store.
As I was standing in line, I let the weight of that list come down on me.
I guess it was written across my face.
At that moment I knew that I needed to start a new list…. a list of blessings.
And I did….right there in line at Kroger.
And then I found myself telling my husband the sweet blessings.
You know what?
My list of blessings is way bigger than that other list.
I also found that sharing my list of blessings made made me feel even better than counting them.
Sure that grocery list I had been running in my mind is significant.
There are some really really critical things on that list.
But, if I keep running them over in my mind I won’t accomplish much more than create anxiety.
Instead…thanking God for what he has done for me lifts 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—
There are more things you and I can both do…
We can keep our eyes open for God.
We can watch for his works…
We can be alert for signs of his presence.
And we can remember all the amazing things he has done.
[sigh] I don’t know about you….but I feel so much better now.
It’s Joy Day!
Joy Day! is the day when we take time to 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.
- that I didn’t need to go any where the evening it snowed.
- for an email of possibility. Nothing to count on…but possibilities are where God works.
- that my body talks to me. I don’t like what it says…but none-the-less…it keeps me on my toes.
- that God’s word is life to me. (It’s a song we used to sing with “our” kids that has immense meaning now.)
- for cooking with a friend and wonderful meals.
- for my sweet cat who loves to lay across my arms while I type on the laptop.
- for an incredible week on the blog…numbers-wise, and God’s provision to keep things going here.
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!!
Want even more joy? Take the Joy Dare here.
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