At Church the other day a priest said something I thought was awesome. He was describing how everyone acts so bitter and down trotten all the time. There is such a lack of joy in the world.
He said, “people walk around like they were baptized in vinegar.”
I laughed. Why?
Because it is so true.
And I know I am one of those people.
We need to remind ourselves that we are baptized in living water. This is water that refreshes us. Wipes us clean. Gives us new strength every. Single. Day.
So stop it.
Yes. Just like that. STOP.
Pick up your head.
Put a smile on.
And start believing in what you believe.
Start loving others and living in the joy.
Let go of self. Now. Not later. NOW.
Have you ever jumped into a freezing pool of water? It is scary at first but after you feel so alive? Yeah? You need to jump in everyday. That jump is the courage to have joy in all things.
I read an article today that said 20 minutes of positive thinking in a short amount of time can drastically change your brain chemistry. Guess what I am doing in my long shower tomorrow?
Living water people.
It begins this second.
I’ve probably read every self-help book out there. I can spare you some time and let you know a little secret about all of them. They can give you tips but can’t do anything for you. If you want joy you must start living it. Being it. Remembering He is it.
This world needs more joy. No excuses. It’s up to you now. Spread it all over the beautiful earth we are so lucky to be a part of.
Joy is not feeling happy 24/7.
Joy is allowing yourself to be a window of Christ’s love and seeing that light transform the world.