When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
When I have been down in the dumps, when I was lost, when I strayed, when trouble was great within me, when I crossed the stormy seas, when fear rode me, when I thought life was done,He breathed life into me, He comforted me and gave me company, He took my burdens and made them his. He loved me and never ever forsake me. And he never will. He gave me words, words of life that satiated me, words of life that told me how to be, words of life that led me to quiet waters and green pastures. He anointed my head with oil.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you go through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched; the flames will not set you ablaze.… ”
When was the last time you spammed your best friend with some no nonsensically ridiculous Snoopy dog stickers ?
Now is the time and that is exactly the kind of thing that gives you immense joy.
I know in the past that I have passionately described the sanguine smell of the rain kissing the earth, that warm cup of cocoa, watering your plant babies, smelling the sweet swell smell of vanilla on the old pages of an ancient book or how even sniffing a new book can give you so much pleasure.
But these lockdown days remind me of the very few friends that I have, our crazy antics and the pleasure in company. Laugh, eat, gossip (I’m not one to gossip 😀 Truth! ) and sharing food. Right at this moment, I’m craving for some wheat bread toast and tomato curry, right out of Ani’s round steel lunchbox, garnished with coriander leaves and fragrant with that rich smell of coconut oil, all sourced from her kitchen garden.
I know the most of you can’t reach out to your own monkeys physically, but if you are craving for some very serious laugh out loud pranks and can’t, do this – spam them! with snoopy dog stickers, stick figure, weird alien or bunny rabbit cacophony equivalent stickers. It may not be the epic prank or crazy antic that you two usually pull, but it’s enough to put a smile on your face and their face, and give you so much joy . 😛
Who doesn’t love blogging challenges?! Do you want to weave words about the whiff of that vanilla and coffee that just drifted in, that sparrow perched on your windows, that Bible verse that oh so comforts you? Let’s come together and create tiny joys.
Even if you are not a writer, I bet you this will give you so much joy.
I lurve lurve to write! Nothing gives me so much joy. Writing has always been my happy place. I recently discovered how awesome it is to post prompts and then came a hurricane of ideas. You can twist ’em any way you like.
Here are five prompts, one for every day! Write’em all or pick the one you like most and pen it down. Be creative and do with it whatever you like.