Be joyful always.
1 Thessalonians 5:16
I started writing a list of today’s successes. They are big, small and not holiday related, at least not today anyway. Their size and occasion does not matter as all items put on the list add up and equal a successful day, which brings me joy. I experience joy every time I add something to the list. I love accomplishing things even the small, mundane daily tasks.
My List for Sunday
- Run dishwasher
- Load of laundry
- Delete emails
- Read emails
- Fed & watered Rommie
- Watched Ted Talk on Absurdity (Click on this for 12 moments of joy)
- Wrote Tuesdays blog post
- Another load of laundry
- Wrote Monday’s blog post
- Checked local and national news sites
- Sent uplifting blog post with funny video attached to a dear friend
Keep a list of your successes every day during this holiday season. This will help especially if you are grieving because with each item written on the list you will feel a sense of joy, even if just for a moment.
The more you do this the more your moments of joy you will experience. Grab on to as many joyful moments as you can during this hectic season.
Joyful Moments Solely For You
However, remember that a joyful moment can be from exercising, meditating, reading scripture, or squeezing a 20 minute power nap into your crazy schedule. In other words, take time for yourself and include those moments on your list besides any holiday or household tasks.
Now, judging by the look of my toes, I need to be heading off to the bathroom and do a pedicure ;-)
May all your daily successes, especially the simple ones, nourish your soul and mind bringing you joy.
“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
“The recipes are coming, the recipes are coming.” Tomorrow and Sunday.