For those of you who are visiting for the first time today, I'm participating in a few of the Blogtember 2016 prompts, and when I say today's prompt, I knew I couldn't miss it!
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Five Things That Bring Me Joy.
For the sake of writing about something new, I'm going to skip writing about the only thing that will every bring me true joy--Christ. True joy comes in knowing who He is and resting in His promises knowing that He is faithful every single time--even when I am not. True joy comes in knowing that I am never alone in my suffering and that it is all for my good--good that will conform me to be more like Christ. Please feel free to email me any questions you may have!
I find joy in a routine. If I have to stray from my morning routine before school, I feel like my whole day is thrown off! As a teacher, my class thrives on routine--how to turn in work, what to do when you need to sharpen your pencil, etc. It only makes sense for me to be a routine person outside of the classroom too, and I definitely am. Ask my husband. I can be a little OCD about my routines at times ha! I think this is so strange because I am definitely Type A in the fact that I thrive in routines, but the rest of my life is Type B.
2. Getting into bed freshly showered with clean sheets
This is my favorite! There's nothing better than sleeping on clean sheets after you've showered yourself. Last night after Bible study, I ran to the laundromat to wash our white comforter. Sleeping last night was heavenly because the comforter smelled so good and our sheets were clean, so I slept like a baby!
I enjoy baking, and I really enjoy it when others like eating what I've made. I love the whole process of baking something new and figuring out adjustments to make the recipe better. I love baking old favorites because I don't need to even look at a recipe. I get the love of baking from my mama!
I'm not talking about bills or anything, but I love getting good mail. You know...cute cards, invitations, or even packages that you've ordered all makes getting mail really fun! My mom used to mail me stuff in college at least once a week if not more. Sometimes she'd mail me a card and sometimes it might be a big package. No matter what she mailed me, she always decorated the outside of the envelope/box. That always made mail day so exciting because my mail was the prettiest! Sometimes my sister and I will randomly mail each other a card just for the sake of getting fun mail--and we live in the same town!
5. Christmas decorations in stores
I love the Christmas season so much. I love the music, movies, decorations, etc. Nothing makes me happier than to go shopping in a store that has Christmas music playing and is decorated. I enjoy going to indoor malls during Christmas because the malls are always decorated, too. Christmas is such a joyful time of the year, and shopping in a store that has been decorated makes it even more joyful!
There are a few other things that bring me joy too: waking up early on a Saturday when it's sunny and crisp outside, candy corn, reading books with a happy ending, wearing new clothes, lipstick, and holding babies.
P.S. My husband brings me so much joy, too :) I know he's going to read this and wonder why his name wasn't on the list. You know I love you, D!