Happy November! As we approach this stressful election week and start of the holiday season, I offer this Choose Joy playlist of music on Spotify that I hope uplifts and inspires you to choose joy no matter what comes as we close out this history making year. My teen daughter and I had a wonderful time putting this list together for you. We hope you sing along and dance with joy! And share it with someone you love.
We love music so much that it was hard to choose what to include. Comment below if you have suggestions for songs to add to the list.
Last week in one of my local mom groups, a mom reached out to ask if she could help match those in need of help with expenses with those who have extra funds to share. In that simple (and thoughtfully kind) message, she was able to coordinate helping 24 community members with over $3,000 in support in a matter of hours. That experience inspired me to find a way to share resources with a mom in my community this weekend. Having been the receiver of many acts of kindness throughout my life, I know the value of receiving and being inspired to pay it forward in kindness.
Times are surely tough right now and so many are hurting in so many ways. It’s easy to turn inward and focus on self during difficult times. I have found that focusing on others actually makes difficult times a little less difficult. When I focus on others, I am less focused on my problems and the related fears that create noise in my spirit.
My personal challenge for myself and to you is to find one way each day that we can pay it forward to someone else. What can we do or say to bring a little joy to someone else? To remind them that hope and joy abound even in the midst of the difficult times. Try it today and see what happens! #choosejoy