Saturday, January 8, 2011
The Art of Joy
Art: Dance of Joy I-by Monica Stewart
My sister, Stacy, has been going through some difficulties lately. She's been battling and struggling with her 21 year old son and his addictions. He's made some poor life choices and now their family is paying the price. He's still refusing to go to rehab. It's so hard to see those you love hurting. There really isn't much anyone of us can do personally, but we continue to pray, hope and trust.
Since I'm constantly looking for the joy in all things (like I previously posted), I realized that I need to not just look for the joy, but look for ways to bring joy to others.
My sisters birthday is on Monday. After talking to her for a while, I told her I would come over tonight and make my famous tacos (translation: the only thing that I cook really good) for her birthday dinner & her favorite-German chocolate cake.
This seemed to perk her up a LOT! Something so simple.
Wow, who knew that joy can be found, given and received so easily. This New Year is full of many new awakenings. I continually and joyfully hope for a huge change this year!