Welcome to Day 1- Finding Joy Through Chaos!
Looking for joy amidst the chaos of life can be so challenging. I get it because I've been in your shoes.
Theres so many times where it feels like the world is against you and everything is just falling apart.
A silly example but a good one is that you're outside having things to do (in my case an outdoor concert to attend) and it starts downpour raining. It sets your mood off because now you're cold and wet and have things to do. You attempt to use an umbrella, but that simply does not work.
Let me ask you something. When was the last time you danced in the rain? The physical rain? Like laughing and dancing in the rain? Probably years or at least not since your were a child.
It's simply a mindset shift. Allow yourself to have fun and to laugh even in the silliest of things.
Now an even bigger example. Everything and everyone seem to be against you. You're coffee spills all over you, you get stuck behind someone driving at a snail's pace and you're late for work, your car needs over $1,000 worth of work done on it, your phone craps out, people are judging and coming at you from every direction, parents are in the hospital, etc. Yep, been there done that.
This takes a little bit more than just a shift in your mindset. It's taking time for yourself, distancing yourself from those whose energy just drains you, and tons of fierce prayer.
Getting stuck behind someone and getting to work late? Yeah, that's God protecting you.
You're coffee spills on you? Just breathe and slow down.
Car breaks down and your phone craps out? Yes, it sucks (so totally have been there) and feels like it's the worst possible timing ever. But everything always works out for the better. Even if you have no idea how you'll pay to get your car fixed or pay to get a new phone, God always sends you blessings at the most unexpected moment whether you end up getting a raise or bonus at work, a family member offers to pay it for you, or some other expected way. Hold the faith that no matter what, it'll work out.
Parents in the hospital? I cannot stress the importance and power of prayer. For instance, prayer is so powerful that my dad went from a 5% chance of survival to fully ok. My mom had a spell and because of prayer, she is ok also.
People judging you and coming at you from every direction? Thank them for their opinion and feedback, distance yourself from them, and now go live life to the fullest. With people holding you down and holding you back, you wont get far. It's time to let them go.
Prayer, setting your intentions, surrounding yourself with people who understand you and support you, and slowing down to take more time to dance in the rain (physically and metaphorically) will put a smile on your face and a fire in your heart so big that absolutely nothing or no one can ever stop you or slow you down.
So go dance in the rain and live your life!