Do you know what keeps resonating through my head recently?
Over and over and over again.
This poignant line from one of my favorite Christmas carols
“the weary world rejoices.”
We live a weary world right now friends. It can be overwhelming and scary and full of emotions that feel like a tsunami sometimes. I can see it on people’s faces. In the stores. In the traffic lines. In the park. In the streets.
I want to help.
I want to encourage.
I want to uplift.
I want to rejoice.
So just in case no one else has mentioned it.
I wanted to share this.
I wanted to press pause and sprinkle you with joy.
Just in case you needed some.
Just in case you had a hard week.
Just in case you were a little sad.
Just in case.
I wanted to share.
But today when I took Buddy outside and the sun was shining and the air was crisp and clean with the smell of winter and the Christmas tree lights twinkled through the window and I hummed a Christmas song to myself (it was Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” which is on repeat in my head).
I stopped for just an instant to take it all in.
I felt so grateful and thankful and happy with all of the blessings that are so ordinary and so wonderful all at the same time and my heart was so full of joy at that exact moment that it was about to burst.
Joy that those four chicks of mine are home.
Joy that my hair had the perfect flip at the end.
Joy that my sweet husband grinned at me when I found Chex Mix for a dollar at Kroger today.
Joy that Buddy had a bath.
Joy that I discovered chocolate glazed doughnut coffee has zero calories.
Simple. Sweet. Wonderful. Joy.
I was trying to think of a way to share all this joy.
And then I thought of you.
I was worried you were weary.
I was worried you were overwhelmed or struggling.
I was worried you might need a little encouragement.
So I wanted to take a moment to tell you….
…..yes….you with the coffee or the hot tea or the diet coke with the blueberry muffin.
You. Are. Amazing.
And guess what else?
You. Are. ENOUGH.
You are a rock star.
I thought you needed to know.
Just in case no one mentioned it to you today.
I wanted to be the first.
You got this.
Now go and take on the day and may it be as amazing as you are.
And let me know if you ever need a little more joy.
I have extra. 🙂
PS If you get a chance today—spread a little joy in your corner of the world, too. There’s probably someone else amazing who needs it.