I’m on a journey this year to experience joy in my life. Circumstances in life have been hard over the last three years. Quite honestly, life hasn’t been easy with owning our own Subway at one point and now our independent pharmacy. And to be brutally honest, chronic insomnia and anxiety make you look at life through negativity lenses and make you all kinds of crazy. Needless to say, I’ve lost that spark of joy.
But wait, aren’t Christians supposed to have it all together? Especially Christian bloggers!? Yet here I am showing you the raw side of my world. Hoping someone else might be encouraged to choose joy this year right along side me.
Here’s the thing, I did a time management assessment in January, one where you write down all the things you have to do in a week. Every single hour in a week was used it. That was depressing! Ha! But what got me more shook up was that one of the very next questions was “what brings you joy and how can you add more of that into your week.” I was stumped. I couldn’t think of one thing to add to that answer (it still sits blank!). I’ve let life suck out the joy that was once there and this year, I’m taking that back. Hence, my new accountability series “Things that Sparked Joy this Week”.
Ironically, I got the idea for this series around October-November of last year. Little did I know God was setting into motion something far greater than I even realized at the time.
Each week, my goal is to be searching for the good, the positive and the things that bring me joy and then sharing them here on the blog. Whether big or small, people or things, experiences or conversations, I am challenging myself to find joy throughout my week.
My hope is that you too will be inspired to search for the joy in your life. I want to share things with you that might also bring you joy as well. Because we are in this together! Being a wife and mom is hard work, it usually does use up every last hour in our week, but we can still have joy in the process.
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.