This year I am on a journey for joy. You can read more about how this journey got started here.
Lacking joy? I’d love for you to join me on the journey for joy?
So, what sparked joy for me this week?
- My little ones “reading” their Bibles with me in the morning. I just love when my kids grab their Bibles and join me when I’m reading the Bible. It completely melts my heart and makes me realize just how much they pick up from us. They’re not only learning through the things that we say throughout the day but in the things that we do. They are learning how to be followers of Christ based on our example, more so than they are from the family rules we have in place or how often we take them to Sunday School. While we should do the later, our example is going to trump everything else. Whenever they decide to read their Bibles with me I am reminded of this fact. I hope and pray they fall in love with the Scriptures for themselves and keep the heart attitude of “I want to do this!”
- Hosting friends for dinner! Due to my husband’s schedule, we don’t have friends over for dinner very often. This last week he had a rare weeknight off so we randomly decided to see if some friends from church wanted to come over for dinner. Much to our surprise, it worked out! We had a blast fellowshipping and hanging out with our friends for the evening, something that is so rare. Since it was so spur of the moment, I didn’t have a chance to plan an elaborate meal and dessert. I stressed about it for about an hour but in the end, it ended up being less stressful than it typically is. Usually, I’m stressing for days on what to make, when to get to the store, cleaning the house, etc. So this was a nice surprise that sparked some joy!
- Good news from the dentist. Now this is an odd one. The words dentist and joy should not be in the same sentence, amen? Well, our Big Guy has lost a few teeth recently and one of the adult teeth never came up. So we needed to get it looked at. I went into it worried that they were going to want to pull teeth next to it to make room or lance the gums. Neither of which would leave positive memories for a 6 year old. But after a quick x-ray, we decided to take the wait and see approach that eventually the tooth will pop up when it’s ready. I was so relieved! It was a good day!
- I finished a Young Living training boot camp. Again, another odd one. But as I am trying to be intentional about looking for positive things in my life during this journey for joy, a lot of times it is going to be the small things throughout the week that I am training my eyes to notice. Prior to this week, I took part of an intense 5-week boot camp for leadership training from someone in my upline through Young Living. It was 5 nights a week, compiled of 60+ minutes of live video, reading and homework assignments. I was so ready to throw in the towel about half way through but I kept pressing on and was so happy to be done! It was a big accomplishment which is why it made my list! If you want to know more about how to grow your Young Living business, send me an email and I can send you the information.