Guide to a Joyful Heart

Tip of the Week:

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, KJV

Friends are important. Cherish your friends and family this Christmas season. It isn’t about big gifts, but the time and memories you make with them. Christ said love is greatest of all. As we go into the New Year, think about making a resolution to love more. Visualize what that might look like to you; such as, random acts of kindness, treating your spouse with more love and respect, keeping a pleasant tone while being firm with your kids, saying something kind to that one person at work (you know the one), or forgive someone. Then make a plan to follow through. Not just a goal, but a plan. Make small changes in you to value and love others more, and you will change your world.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Maya Angelou




4 thoughts on “Friendships

  1. As we spoke earlier about a gentleman at work who ate by himself since no one invited him to have break with them, it is very important to take time to notice those around us. I have found out that he has suffered a great loss and has moved here to help his family. I don’t have a lot of time for breaks or lunch but have started handing him an orange or some type of dessert as I walk by his desk and talk a few minutes. Yesterday he asked me if I liked cookies lol. So today he will be sharing the cookies his mom baked and sent him for Christmas. I pray in all the hustle and bustle we take time to really remember what Christmas is about and show friendship and kindness to all. You never know the road someone right beside you has walked and a kind word can make all the difference.


    1. Yes, for some people Christmas is a difficult time of year. They maybe lonely, someone close to them may have passed away recently, or financial issues may cause anxiety. Whatever the reason, let’s remember to encourage and pray for others. Love your heart for helping others, including this gentleman. I also remember a time when you picked up a little old guy and gave him a ride home from the store.


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