This Lent is a special season for me. It is where I do not give up anything. It is a time that I give in to Christ. I give in to His 40 days that He is preparing to mold and shape me. I choose to leave my own worries and stress behind to give my whole heart. In part of my giving in to Christ, I have decided to note 40 moments of joy leading up to Easter. These 40 days prepare us for the greatest joy, Jesus’ Resurrection. Feel free to join in and share your daily moments of joy as we begin this Lenten journey.
Each day provides its own gifts.
Today’s gift came in the form of a phone call. I got to catch up with a great friend. Liza always has a way of reminding me of joy. Our conversation was pretty ordinary involving details for next weekend; however, what was special was hearing her excitement about all of us girls getting together. It was as if joy her joy was traveling the 121 miles between us all the way to me. She reminded me of the joy received just from being with friends. Forget the plans, joy is found in the people around us. While each day provides its own gifts, it is our choice to accept the gift and open it. In doing so, we just might find our little piece of joy.
Today I choose to accept joy.