In my post on Friday I mentioned that I’d been struggling to find joy. That my heart wanted to camp out in a dark room and be by itself. This week I’m making an intentional effort to take note of joy.
#1 November 19th last year I had foot surgery to repair a torn tendon. I miss wearing heels. I went from wearing them nearly everyday to wearing them maybe once a month. I wear flats all the time. I was so excited to find these adorably cute ballet flats Friday at Ross for $6.50. Talk about JOY!!! I adore the little studded ruffle on the heel.
#2 Every year at work we have a toy drive for kids who probably wouldn’t get a gift if it weren’t for donations. I walked into work Friday morning to find this large box FULL of toys. I love that my co-workers give like this!
#3 Saturday night is generally date night for Shawn and I. This past Saturday we went to a local festival. The downtown area was decorated with thousands of tiny lights. Dancing ones. Falling ones. We dined at a new burger diner & ended our time with funnel cake. Such a blessed time to be with my husband.
#4 I tweeted yesterday that I was struck by the words of the Christmas song O’ Holy Night. Particularly this verse: “Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His Gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother; and in His Name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy Name!” Worship was so sweet this morning.
#6 I see this nearly every time I drive my car. A note left by Shawn. It’s a constant reminder that even when it seems the world is against me he loves me and he’s praying for me.
Are you finding joy?
Prudence is a 30-something writer who lives in Arizona with her husband Shawn and their chihuahuas Lengua and Zeus. She writes her life, her experiences and her crawl back to hope. Eventually, she hopes to visit India – a place that’s captured her heart without ever stepping foot on the soil.