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
May 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm
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.
May 19, 2020 at 8:51 pm
Such kind words. I miss you neighbor. Sending you a big hug.
May 19, 2020 at 8:03 pm
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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May 19, 2020 at 8:54 pm
You have no idea how you made a difference to me that morning ! You were such a gift. So grateful to you ! Love you!