For your consideration……

When something great happens to us or when we get great news, often our first feelings are that we want to share it. It is so natural to just want to pick up the phone or go see someone. We want to talk to and tell someone. Have you heard the saying, “I’ll burst if I don’t tell someone.”?

Wanting to share our joy is a natural response. But our message today is that even more than that, it is required. Joy NEEDS to be shared to be complete.

Share your joy. Receive the joy of others.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate/pray…..take into your inner joy. Let it bubble up to be shared.

-Drink lots of water.

-Exercise….a little bit is better than none.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Journal what made you joyous or what you are grateful for today.

What made me smile yesterday……

-A snow day.

-Sleeping in.

-We had power and heat when many around us did not.

-Young men randomly showing up to shovel our walk. Yeah.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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