Made you look, right? 😀
I’m varying slightly from my usual format because today is a special day: my youngest daughter and son-in-law’s 5th anniversary!
Their love story actually began when they were younger kids, when they first met and liked each other (“puppy love” stage). They eventually went their separate ways for awhile, but then got back together as teenagers. They never split up after that and then got married 5 years ago. They have since welcomed two adorable daughters into the family, my dear granddaughters, Chloe and Ava.
Cory surprised Joy with a weekend away to an undisclosed location (I haven’t heard yet where they went, either!), but they attended a special mass at their church today, during which they renewed their wedding vows. Unfortunately, Dave and I couldn’t be there (out of state and we’re having car problems), but I heard it went really well, so that’s a blessing.
Speaking of blessings, they typically involve enjoyment, something we should regularly have in our lives. On that note, here’s your inspiration for this Saturday…
“Jesus actually said,
‘I came that you might have
and enjoy your life’
(see John 10:10).
We need enjoyment.
Without it, life is unbalanced,
and a door is opened for Satan
to devour us (see 1 Peter 5:8).
The joy of the Lord
is our strength (see Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).
Make sure you are not denying
your legitimate needs.
It is good to help others;
as Christians, it is our call.
But it is not wrong
to do things for ourselves.
Be sure you take time for yourself.
Take time to do things you enjoy.”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
This is such a good reminder, because I know I tend to feel guilty if I take too many breaks or enjoy myself too often when I have so many things to do!
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you regularly take time out to enjoy yourself?
Does focusing on yourself make you feel guilty or do you agree that you need to take care of legitimate self-needs?