So my last post…. I share my big dream to the extent I know it. I say something about “…be joyful, blah, blah…regardless of circumstance, blah, blah…write, blah, blah…be encouraging, blah, blah”……
This week… I don’t want to write a post AT ALL because I couldn’t stay joyful and I feel like a failure so why bother with any of it?
But see, that’s where I always go wrong. Because this is a process. And it’s a just begun process. So why should I expect to have an end result? And besides, I’m thinking that being joyful is kind of a day by day type of thing anyway. Maybe.
So this week I’m supposed to write about the small step I took toward my big dream.
A small step indeed. Two actually….
One step - I write in my journal every day. Not alot… just enough. When I write in my journal ideas jump out at me, sometimes even creative ones. And sometimes when I read over what I wrote days before I see answers. It’s better to write just a little than to sit and think about it.
Second step – that joy thing.
I’m great at 5 a.m. when the house is quiet. I can read and pray and thank and worship. Sometimes I get all the way to lunch before the bubble bursts. Sometimes we make it to dinner… but rarely thru dinner. And then there are days I walk down stairs to put the coffee on, and the circumstance I cannot control, cannot understand, cannot avoid… is waiting right there. Right at the bottom of the stairs.
So I think this one Christmas snow globe is staying out for awhile. Maybe all year. It’s on the windowsill on the landing. I see it a gazillion times a day when I run up and down.
My second small step… just to stop and read. JOY.
A reminder. A tap on the shoulder Don’t forget….. JOY.