Spreading Joy

Perhaps you are like me, alone without your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. The world tells us we are to expect candy, diamonds and assorted dinners in fancy restaurants and of course big bouquets of flowers.

With these hips, I do not need candy, diamonds or dinner out. Probably you don’t either. Here is something you can do, all on your own, but maybe in memory of your sweetheart.

Spread joy to others. All your alone friends might like a phone call, or tea at your house. Why not send an email with “I am thinking of you” as the theme. Perhaps you might even cheer up the grocery clerk gal with a ‘hi, thanks for being so helpful’.

Spreading joy means remembering that we are not the only one in the bunch. If you feel crummy, go out of your way to cheer up someone else.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7, NIV)

Giving isn’t always about money. Sometimes it is the joy of being a person who cares about the feelings of others.

Prayer- Father God, show me where I can share my joy with someone else today. Amen.

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