I have a friend who has given me an envelope every day I am away for my treatments. They are filled with drawings from her kids, encouraging notes/verses, and a joke a day. It is a gift everyday to open it up and see the love flowing out at me. She knows me well and tapped into my love of giving to others. One thing she has done is each week given me a gift card to give away. I love it! I am always looking out for where it is meant to go and when I pass them along it fills me with such joy. I am so grateful for her thoughtfulness and how she has given me sight to see beyond myself and my struggles and to keep my eyes and heart open to bless those around me who need it.
I invite you too to take a moment and...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
Are you too wrapped up in your struggle today? If so, I will encourage you to take a moment today to look beyond your struggle and see if there is a place where you can be a blessing to someone else who is struggling. It may not take away our struggles, but it will help renew our Spirit, even if for a moment.
With gratitude and hope,