Monday, August 8

Joy comes in the morning

I know I've done similar things before but after reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp, I have been challenged to be a joy-filled person. To discover the joy in all circumstances, even the mundane.

In all circumstances includes:
  • bringing God into the simple tasks of taking care of laundry, washing dishes, or dusting (and I truly dislike dusting)! 
  • finding joy in the crappy, horrid, pain-filled moments...knowing and seeing that even then, God is still there!
  • as well as every moment in between!
When we choose to be thankful in our days and moments, we can be transformed by joy while inviting God to show Himself and to speak to us in ways a closed-off, un-thankful heart cannot hear or see.

So I've spent some time over the last two weeks, compiling a few lists of which bring joy. I'll be sharing these lists over the next few mornings. Feel free to share anything that you are thankful for and brings joy, if you'd like.


Mindy said...

Ugh, I'm not a fan of dusting. =P

Have you read Choosing Gratitude? It's a great help in gaining perspective and choosing to be thankful and finding joy.

Mindy said...

I haven't read Choosing Gratitude...I'll have to check it out! Thanks!