My quest to live a life of thankfulness by purposefully Finding Joy within each day is coming along swimmingly. .....Which reminds me that I only got to swim ONE TIME this last summer!! Grr! Wow, see how easy it is to slip into the grumbles even when you are trying to be good?......But I am enjoying the process and learning to look around me with more appreciation and gratefulness for the life I get to walk out.
Today my Joy Finds are super easy, they are staring me in the face, under my feet and in the aroma swirling through my home. There are 3 to share with you today.
* Joy Under my feet I am so excited and happy to see a brand new laundry room floor, entirely installed in one day by my super Hubs yesterday! Isn't it pretty? Our old floor was a broken and ripped linoleum mess. It had been in bad shape for many years and then when Layla (our dog) arrived I used to put her in there for short "time outs". Did not know that a dog can eat a floor! This new stuff looks and feels like tile but it isn't and I love it! Thanks Babe.
* Joy staring me in the face is my Hubby's love for historic war movies. I do not enjoy them and I usually go into another room so I don't to hear the voices, explosions and see the gore. But today he has combined his love for subtitled foreign movies with his love for war movies and it is a German war movie that does not interfere with my thoughts while blogging etc. because I can't understand what they are shouting at each other. There haven't been a lot of explosions and I only accidentally looked up once to see a knife in someones head.
* Joy in the aroma swirling around my home is from the potato soup in our crock-pot that I made for our dinner tonight. Experimenting again and hopefully it will be an edible success. We'll see. It sure does smell good!
This joy finding project has reminded me that God does not respond to a complaining voice. It is like He has ear-plugs on that filter the grumbles out. He only sees and hears us as our best selves. So when we come to Him with a grateful heart and praise for what we already have, He hears us and responds with more for which to be thankful. The whiney pity-party voice just does not translate into His language. He will not reward it. Remember telling your kids that you can't hear them when they whine? We ignored them until a nice 'inside voice' was used. Just good parenting.
|31 days of Finding JOY!|
*** The potato soup was delish!!Thanks for coming by,