My friend, Rachel, chooses joy. It’s just one of the many things I like about her — how she has determined in her heart to be all about J-O-Y! So now, whenever I see the word “joy,” I instantly translate that into the word “Rachel.”
Words are so powerful … what we set our minds on … what we speak about others and ourselves … I would dare say that choosing to anchor her life to that one word — JOY! — has changed the course of my friend’s life and the lives of those she interacts with.
Don’t get me wrong. Rachel is no Pollyanna running around hollering, “Joy! Joy!” when difficulties need to be dealt with. She lives real life, with all it’s disappointments and struggles and challenges and questions. She just refuses to abandon Joy.
I weigh my Monday posts carefully, thinking what words, what thought I want to share with you as we leave the weekend behind and shoulder the week ahead. This is my prayer for you — each one of you — today:
May your walls know joy;
may every room know laughter
and every window open to great possibility.
In Your Words: What brings you joy?
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