I had intended to give the journal away. I shouldn’t say such things, but its true. What else would I do? A limited income with Christmas around the corner and here, right in my lap was a gift set that could bless someone.
It was fortuitous.
So Christmas came and I made my list, but no one got the journal. No one got the book. Every time I thought “Go ahead, give it.” something stopped me.
Then January came.
I stumbled quite accidently upon the Joy Dare. I don’t know what led me that day to A Holy Experience, but I do know Who led me there. Ann Voskamp’s challenge is quite simple. 365 days, 3 blessings recorded each day. At the end of the year over 1000 simple gifts remembered and recorded.
1000 gifts. Have I been blessed that immensely? I thought it worth the effort to see.
So I began the discipline of intentional JOY. I willingly took the Joy Dare, willingly took the challenge to CHOOSE to SEE how I have been blessed.
It was then that I remembered the Journal. The one I had been given, and had intended to give away. And now I know why I couldn’t part with it. It was given with a purpose.
It was fortuitous. Providential. Divine.
This January I have counted many simple and sweet gifts. I will write about some, and others will stay in my journal, a sweet secret between me and my Savior.
Its not too late to start the Joy Dare. You can read more about it here at Ann’s blog, A Holy Experience.