Sips of Joy Among Days of Stress

Lately my work days have been very stressful. I go to the office and feel buried under files and documents and gasp for air while trying to get some sort of manageable system in place. On those days, it’s especially hard to come home, carve out time on the computer, and compose a coherent blog post. It’s those days that are occurring more frequently; and it’s those days that test my resolve to post regularly. They make me question my own motives and they do their best to convince me that perhaps I don’t want to blog, not really.

But then, then I think about why I started blogging to begin with; and why, week after week, day after day, I stick with it. I remind myself of the God-Sized dream that’s burning within me and look toward the hope that one bad day is just that, one day. One stressful day is just part of a season, and seasons come and season go.

So I take a breath.

I refocus my thoughts.

I start to seek out little sips of joy. Small at first, just to sustain me through the minutes, then the hours, and finally the work days. Small sips that lead to greater gulps.

I remind myself of the amazing things I’ve tried, solely because of this blog.

I remind myself of the wonderful people I’ve connected with

of the projects I’ve completed

and the projects I’ve got planned.

I look at where I started and see so much progress.

And my sips of joy become gulps of passion renewed.

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So here’s to praying you take your own small sips of joy, whenever you need them. Blessings this Tuesday!

 

Dream-God-sized-DreamsToday I’m linking up with Holley and so many other dreamers over here. Feel free to click over and read about other God-sized dreams around the world.

 

 

One thought on “Sips of Joy Among Days of Stress

  1. ~Karrilee~ says:

    Yes – this: “I look at where I started and see so much progress. And my sips of joy become gulps of passion renewed.” I LOVE this!!! So glad your sips led to this post too! Visiting from Holley’s today!

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