Food for the Soul, Health and Wellness

Unlocking JOY During Covid

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles Swindoll

First, I want to say SORRY. I had BIG plans to post every Monday and Wednesday throughout the summer, but life hit me out of nowhere. I have been pivoting over and over again to keep things afloat (I am sure you can relate). You see, the last six months have taken a hit on my emotional meter. With the loss of two uncles to Covid, my husband’s increase in workload (we hardly ever saw him), and the multiple unexpected health issues with my husband over the course of the Covid season (including a hospital stay that abruptly ended our only “vacation” we had just started), I found myself constantly shifting priorities and emotions. I knew I needed to stay well, unlock joy, and fill my pitcher in order to be present for my six kids, my husband, and my clients. I had to tap into my go-to resources to help me through this season.

My first resource for unlocking JOY through COVID is PRAYER (read about the science-based benefits of prayer). Without my daily time with Jesus, these events could have knocked me down hard. God prepares us for battle so when life hits us out of nowhere and we fall, we are able to RISE up.

My second resource for unlocking JOY is my Jesus Tribe (my prayer warriors). My first line of defense is prayer, so when unexpected things hit, I text or call my tribe and start the prayer chain. I believe in the power of prayer.

The JOY of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10

My third resource for unlocking JOY during Covid is here for you to unlock. You will be surprised just how much this has helped me through Covid.

As we all pivot to accommodate the ever-changing schedules, events, and circumstances around us, remember to choose joy.

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. – Charles Swindoll

Blessings and joy,
Dr. Joy


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