Prepare to Renew

Hello Joyfuls!  It’s never too late to start over.  And what better time for a fresh beginning than during this Easter season.  Springtime brings us renewed life!  Take some time this month to reflect on the changes you would like to see in your life, if any.  Think about your spirituality, physical well-being, emotional well-being, your intimate relationship and relationship with others, your career or educational goals, and the time you spend relaxing and re-charging.  Which areas are fine just the way they are?  Which areas need a “do-over”?

Once you have decided which areas you would like to improve, begin setting goals.  And write them down! Extent research tells us that we have a better chance of achieving our goals if we write down how and when we will accomplish them.  So get out a paper and pen (a favorite notebook, perhaps?) and start writing.  Or sit at your computer and type it all out.  Either way, make a plan for yourself.  Create small steps that will take you to your goal.  Then prepare to make changes, little by little, until you have accomplished what you set out to do.  Nothing written on paper will do any good unless you take action! Also, pray over these goals, and watch what happens when you allow the Creator of the Universe to help you follow through and see them to completion.

Whenever I’ve done this, I’ve been amazed when I go back to read over my previous goals.  I usually find that I have accomplished them plus more!  Keep at it, and keep growing and improving.  Starting over is a blessing! And there is JOY in the journey.

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Your Joy is not negotiable

We’ve all had bad days.  Sometimes a lot of them in a row!  Everything goes wrong.  Nobody understands.  You’re running late, you can’t fit in everything you want to do today, you can’t find that perfect job, your friends and family don’t understand you (or they unintentionally make your day worse) and you just don’t feel very joyful.  This is the time you need to stop everything, and center yourself.  If you keep in mind that you will not give up your joy for anything or anyone, you will be taking care of yourself.  Distance  yourself from others if that is what it takes.  Or take a few minutes to yourself.  But don’t give up your joy.  For anyone.  For anything. Ever.  It’s not theirs to take.  It’s not negotiable.  What a happy way to live!  And guess what?  It’s contagious….