Do it with J-O-Y!
That's the word I heard early this morning
as I was quietly getting my heart ready for the day.
Do it with joy.
Whether it's a perfectly ordinary day or a day that's up-side-down...
Whether it's a day filled with bad news or the need to make a hard decision...
Whether it's facing the same old, same old,
the dentist's chair,
or some new situation that makes you feel uncomfortable...
Making the choice to do it with joy will shift things
in your heart and in the atmosphere around you!
For as I have discovered
wherever Joy shows up she brings her strong companion of Strength.
And with that strength comes hope and a growing confidence that
'this too shall pass'.
I choose joy over anxiety, I choose joy over feeling down,
I choose joy when I'd rather disappear and not face the situation.
I choose joy when I'm tired or weary of heart.
So today, I invite you to join me and do it with joy!
Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL day as a result.....
A great reminder of a wonderful way to face today - or any day! Thank you, Brenda!ReplyDelete
Thank you Brenda. I think I needed to hear that today!ReplyDelete
good thoughts, we all need joy and maybe a little smile and heaps of gratitude for each day we can live...ReplyDelete
What a wonderful post! Well said. :)ReplyDelete
Before work today, I read this post and thought about it all day long.ReplyDelete
So now my work day is almost over.
Without your words "Do it with Joy!" replaying in my head, my day would of been different.
Big Thanks! (again)
Hi Brenda, what a lovely thought! I like the idea purposely choosing joy. It really is a matter of attitude and determination, not circumstances. I feel invigorated! Have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)ReplyDelete
Joy makes the day lighter and the end more satisfying.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I will think of this each morning as I start my day!ReplyDelete
Such good advice. It also brought to mind the children's song that goes J - Jesus, O - Others, Y - YouReplyDelete
This post gives me joy, and I know I will recall the wisdom here when my day does not seem quite so joyful!ReplyDelete
Thank-you so much for sharing this!
So true! Joy is something we choose.
I needed this post Brenda, thanks, I am taking your words with me.. and loved the way you described getting your 'heart' ready. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxxReplyDelete
I'm slowing learning that adding joy to each day, each task, each appointment, even to each thought, does make a difference in my life. Thanks for the reminder. :o)ReplyDelete
And, thanks for your encouraging comment at my blog. I really appreciate it.
doing it with joy changes the whole perspective on things ~ such a great reminder you have shared today.ReplyDelete
What a great idea. I'm going to try that today. Blessings.ReplyDelete