I saw this around the blogosphere last year, but it just wasn't something I jumped into.
So, I decided if I'm going to be more purposeful this year in the many things I mentioned here....I should pick a word, plaster it in my kitchen so I can see and remember and of course...blog about it!
So, I picked JOY.
|photo found at http://al-lachner.blogspot.com/2011/12/joy.html|
I intend to be purposeful about joy this year. I want to see joy in every day, every moment and every person. Whether or not I feel like it.
And sometimes, I may just have to make my own joy.
Something I learned this past year, in watching my Mom handle her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent chemo was this....celebrate every chance you get.
First surgery done? Celebrate.
Second surgery done? Celebrate.
First chemo done? Celebrate.
Half way done? Celebrate.
Chemo done?! Celebrate the heck out of it!
Don't wait until your situation has completely improved, don't wait until you "feel" ready to be joyful or give thanks.
Often times, my Mom still has felt sick, and yucky, and tired and in pain....but she isn't wasting a moment of her life...she's being purposeful about her thanksgiving and joy and praise and that has taught me so much.
You may be in a tough season.
Your "season" may be turning into your life.
Don't wait for things to turnaround, maybe this is right where God wants you and you have to let go and see the joy.
So....I challenge myself this year, and you too!
If you are a blogger and want to hop on board, check out these links!
If you aren't a blogger, you can still pick your word for the year!
Don't make a list of a million things to do...just pick a word!