More Than Interesting
Some days are more than interesting. Today was one of those days. Appointments and errands are normally an in and out kind of deal. Not today, however I did get the opportunity to connect with people in some interesting ways. When we get the pleasure of sharing His joy with others, it’s always interesting. Today was more than interesting; it was fun and it was funny and it was definitely full of joy. I was reminded that the joy that we carry with us is supposed to overflow. John 15:11 NLT “I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow.” I interacted with complete strangers today in unexpected ways. I was asked for my opinion on selections of gifts to relationships to salads and more. Odd as it was, I smiled and laughed, and I didn’t hurry through the moments; and in doing so I got to share some interesting conversations with strangers. Standing in line today, there was a customer at the register who was waiting for a price check. The cashier was concerned about our wait, and yes we had to reset our expectations, but it was completely do-able. I reassured her that it was okay, and suggested that we stay joyful in the waiting. It is the season of joy after all. The gentleman behind me laughed and said joy sure does help us with our patience too. Joy became a topic of conversation and made the wait much more interesting and fun. May our Joy in the Lord overflow all over the people we come in contact with as we walk around in the world. Joy makes the normally unexceptional parts of our day much more interesting.