For the past several years I have friends and fellow bloggers who choose a word to focus on for their New Year. I have always resisted as I have never done well when it comes to making or keeping resolutions for the upcoming year.
Is it because I make resolutions that are too daunting and impossible to stick with or is it because I just don't hold a lot of credence to the action itself? I don't know. This year I am joining in and choose JOY.
I bought this JOY sign at the local Salvation Army Thrift store a few years ago for a mere $5.00 with my senior discount.
It has been displayed prominently in the front of our house every Christmas season. Every day it is up it reinforces how choosing Joy is a choice.
This year due to lots of snow and sub zero temps our Carolers are partially buried in the frozen ground so won't be put away until it warms up and the ground thaws a bit.
So our JOY sign remains as well. I know the lights and the lighted decorations bring Joy to my dear heart as well and he still turns the lights on faithfully every evening as it grows dark. He doesn't have to say a word as his actions speak instead
Long after the sign comes down it will till remain in my heart. It will give me the strength to choose to feel Joy even in the midst of difficulty. Even as I write this my heart sings.
I pray you find Joy in your day from the smallest to the largest moments.