Experiencing Joy

Eucharisteo. My word for 2010. Giving thanks. It’s taken a retraining of my mind to slow down, to notice all the small things in life. To give thanks for each. Some days it’s harder than others. Some days I force myself to go through the motions. Knowing when I do it will make all the difference in my attitude. I know overtime the giving of thanks will cultivate a deep joy.

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What I’m learning though? If I do slow down and pay attention to the little things? The sounds of my Squirt’s fingers playing the piano or strumming chords on the guitar. The birds singing outside my window as the sun peeks over the trees. The laughter of my husband and Squirt as they jump on the trampoline.

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:18 

All these little things? They are joys. In just listening to these small moments in life I experience joy.

Do you find joy in the small moments in your life?


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