Joy and Peace

My words for 2023 are peace and joy. I find both of these hard to do lately. I’ve not been writing I’ve tried many times but couldn’t get out the words. I believe that both of these words are because of the season I find myself in. One of my best friends has breast cancer and I’m still praying for full healing for her along with my other friends. She went through a rough patch recently but now is feeling better and can go home. I’m struggling with this one. We’ve been friends for about 30 years and she’s one of my core friends.

I feel peace but still struggle with what is happening. At least now she can go home and not have to go to Hospice. Home will be the best medicine. This has really made me think about my life and what I’ve done in my life so far. I love the life that I have. I love my job so much helping kindergarten children is a fun job. I have amazing friends who support and encourage me. I have an amazing church community online and in person and I continue to encourage and give hope to people.

I’ve reflected a lot lately on my life and what and how it’s come about. I guess having a sick friend will do that to you. I try to live life to its fullest and not waste any time on anything. I pulled out the toxic people in my life and that feels good even if it was family. I feel peace about that as well. I see joy in the simple things that I love as well. Sunrises and sunsets. Today driving to my appointments the snow on the snow capped mountains in the distance. Not taking anything in my life for granted.

Do you make New years resolutions or do you do words like I do? I would love to hear them. Thanks for reading 🙂

One thought on “Joy and Peace

  1. Beautiful thoughts, thank you. I make prayers, not resolutions, although I often see God in my prayers, moving me to resolve to live by faith, and like you, to appreciate everything around me, great and small. Shalom & joy ✨

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