Although some of the notes reflect “big stuff” like vacations or visits of family and friends from the north, most often the notes tell of “little” day-to-day events that bring me pleasure and make me grateful. Maybe the note is about a trip to the park with the grandkids, or a walk in the park with my husband, or sharing a movie with a friend. Some of the notes are seemingly so insignificant, I think I might not even remember them, and they would simply blur into all the other memories of the past that did not elicit a memorable emotional response when they happened. When I read them, I always smile and sometimes laugh aloud. This is such a tiny thing I can do for myself in preparation for days when my heart is heavy, and the obstacles in my life seem to block my sight of Jesus’ involvement in my life.
Digging into my “Good Times” cup encourages me to follow Paul’s admonition to the Thessalonians:
Be joyful always;
give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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