I had the most wonderful lunch with Joanna. She reminded me of why I blog and the beauty of friendships that come from blogging. I'd rather not dive again into something that is now considered the past but I will say this....I'm breathing again now that the elephant in the room no longer exists.
I had attended a Woman of Faith conference years ago, with my partner in crime, my twin sis. While browsing the speakers tables, we walked towards a table that smelled fragrant, like flowers. The table was covered in what looked like iridescent water drops. The speaker was an author, Barbara Johnson who wrote many books, namely one that stands out...Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life. The water drops were what she called "splashes of joy" and she generously handed my sis and I one.
I carried that splash of joy in my pocket...as a reminder to find joy in everything. When moments would get stressful, I would reach in my pocket and feel the "splash of joy" and remember to feel the joy. I went to the craft store and found more to give out. If I found someone that had tough things going on in their lives or even a person that was continually joyful, I'd hand it to them, explaining the significance of the splash of joy.
When my daughter went through a difficult time of sleeping and being afraid of the dark, she'd put her splash of joy under her pillow so that when she would wake up, she'd reach for it to remind herself that there is joy even in fear.
I think that now is the perfect time for me to reach for my splash of joy. I need that reminder daily.
Do you have a splash of joy in your life...a reminder to be joyful, happy or to relax?
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