Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Sometimes it's difficult to find joy in the season, especially for those who are in the middle of a health crisis, or a dear one who has recently passed away, or those seeking employment, or who may be estranged from their family. There are many reasons why some cannot seem to find joy in this season. They cannot sing out "Joy to the World". There are many around the world in crisis, many of us in the US are uncertain what is ahead. Everyone of us has some kind of struggle, whether it's outward or inward. The happiest season of all can be the most difficult for some. Now I am not trying to put a damper on anyone's joys, but I think we truly need to be aware of those who are hurting.
We can all play a part in bringing joy to the world. A simple smile, a thank you, reaching out to give a hug or a handshake. Offering to pray for someone is a powerful overture. God has blessed me with a loving family and a great many friends, those of whom I couldn't have dealt with my sweeties' health issues without them. If we just reach out, call that friend, post that note in the mail, drop a few coins in those Salvation Army pots, we may be lifting their spirits and bringing a little joy into their world.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Until next time.....