In Others’ Words: Joy
“I’ve grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.” ~Lawana Blackwell, author, The Courtship of the Vicar’s Daughter, 1998
What do those look like?
Getting to the end of a long day … maybe not finishing everything … crawling into bed and saying, “I’ll start again tomorrow.”
There’s a victory in being willing to try again when the sun comes up tomorrow.
Or maybe a little victory is when you don’t say what you’re thinking about that person who cut you off on the highway. Or you don’t count the number of the items on the conveyor belt in the “20 items or less” line at the grocery store — even though you know that person in front of you has way-more than 20 items. No, you give them grace because, hey, you’ve done the same thing.
Doing the gracious thing … little victory, there.
Sometimes the little victory is offering a hug instead of a cold shoulder. Or saying you’re sorry instead of lashing out. Or erecting a much-needed boundary between your heart and someone who only wants to hurt you.
All steps in the right direction — and all little victories that make a huge difference in your day.
In Your Words: What little victories have brought you joy lately?
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