A couple weeks ago I was talking to Jamie of Mattea’s Joy, and she asked me, “What does it mean to you to find joy in the journey?”
How do I find joy? These two reflective practices allow me to slow down and reflect on what I’m feeling, who I’ve been given, and what I’ve been given.
- I pause and name what I’m grateful for.
- I pause and ask questions about what I’m upset about.
(Identifying anger or sadness or hurt can lead me to a place of honesty, whether it’s an honest confrontation with someone, an honest confrontation with myself, or an honest prayer.)
These practices help me go deeper than a gratitude list or pretending that there’s nothing wrong. They point me toward joy all along the way.
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