Last night I smiled from ear to ear rummaging through my costume chest for the perfect outfit. Ah ha! The green shiny pantsuit with the football sized shoulder pads was chosen. Even thinking about the idea of being silly got me flowing with joy. Secret confession: I love a theme such as 80's Dance Cover Band that demands costuming. I know what gives me joy and out of self care I will create that for myself and you can too!
There's plenty in my life that I allowed to steal my joy in 2018 yet I have the choice to "clap my hands and regain a new mood" (thank you Rachel Hollis). It wouldn't be fair for me to simply brush over negative emotions that are associated with the pains of my past but I can chose to change my mood at any instant. Stop, breath and joy.
The word I chose for this year is JOYFUL! What's yours going to be? Once you discover your word, join me in figuring out 3 things to do, bible verses or phrases you can turn your mind to, if something comes up to snag the theme from you.
Join us this week as we rest and pray for our year. Starting next week we meet at a new location: 2900 Valmont Ave #F1, Boulder. Monday 8am, Wednesday noon and Thursday 7pm. Inside the new location for Jade Martial Arts.
So, if you see me wearing a costume some day for no apparent reason, know I'm allowing God to cultivate my joy, and there's no need to call the authorities.
Psalm 118:24 - This is the day the LORD has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it.