The Whisper Within

" Believing that God powers strange coincidences and the journey that lies ahead."

Can you bring the joy?

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This past Friday, a friend and I connected through text. Because of the Chicago rains,her house had flood damage. Ugh! The May rains! Not fun!

We texted back and forth for the next several minutes and then she said something that struck me, “…you are a joy giver but don’t forget to let others bring you joy.”

Am I joy giver? Do I not allow others to bring me joy ?

The next day I received an expected card in the mail with the simple words Thinking of you . A soft smile came across my face .

Monday, I received a text from my dear college friend, Wendy, who I haven’t heard from in over a year. Just seeing her name across my screen, warmed my heart. I felt loved.

Today, I received a voicemail from a widowed client, saying she was enjoying reading a bible verse booklet I gave her years ago and wanted to let me know she was grateful to have it in the lockdown. Hearing her voice, I closed my eyes and was filled with gratitude and thought God is with me.

Kipper and I went for a walk and thought about joy .Three times in the last few days I was showered with JOY ! I am a lucky girl !

Can you despite this season of rain bring joy to others ?

Can you bring the joy to maybe one person this week? Or maybe two ?

Please share your ideas on how you bring the joy to others.

“The joy of the Lord is our strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Author: Lisa A. Riehm

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I have been single for the last seventeen years raising my two beautiful children, Jake ( 23) and Tarah (22). I am a native from Chicago but by listening to The ” Whispers Within” I have recently moved to Southern California. I love to run, hike, bike, swim, and practice core yoga but have been sick for the last few years fighting Lyme disease. GOD will heal me but in the meantime, I choose to be happy and not settle for ordinary. I believe in the Fairytale , crave the butterflies, and surrender that God has the plan. Follow me on FB at The Whispers Within.

4 thoughts on “Can you bring the joy?

  1. Part of my joy comes from knowing you are in this world Lisa. Part of my joy comes from family, friends, and trust in humanity. Most of my joy comes from faith in God.

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  2. Joy for me right now is knowing that I’m a good friend, that I always have my friend’s back, especially when it’s needed. I’m grateful for an intuition I have to reach out- and am able to connect with you, you mean so much to me. Joy is my good friend.

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