Photo credit Jürgen Lison
If you’ve read any of my recent blog posts, you know I’m in the middle of a blog along challenge this month. Some days, I follow the prompt. Some days, I go rogue.
Being the hyper-enthusiastic person I generally am, today’s prompt had me doing a snoopy dance.
What do you do to foster joy? What’s your version of “flinging glitter in the trenches”?
Before we get started, you need to know that glitter is a dirty word in our household. My husband comes unglued if he even suspects that glitter might enter the house or come into contact with his person. He has even gone on a rant about some extra shimmery eye shadow I used to have. (He can be a bit dramatic.)
So I won’t fling glitter here. (He would sense it from the other room, and storm in, interrupting my train of thought to regale me with the evils of raver/burner/crafter scabies. He probably knows I’m writing about it on the other side of the wall from him.) Instead, I’ll fling confetti. Some kind that melts on contact with the ground. (Just roll with it, okay?)
Back to the point. How do I spread joy? Oh, any way my gleeful little heart can think of! I am a boundless encourager. If I sense someone feeling down, I am all over it like birthday cake on a baby.
I am willing to bring out the dorky big guns in order to lift someone’s spirits. I couldn’t care less about looking ridiculous. If it has even the slightest chance of lifting someone’s spirits, I will take a nose dive into foolishness.
I give heartfelt compliments out like candy on Halloween. I spray that shit everywhere!
I file away information about things people are going through or working on and then periodically ask them how it’s going.
I wrote random love notes to people I care about. (Sometimes just as a super gushy Facebook comment.)
I could go on, but the confetti isn’t melting as fast as I expected. It’s up to my knees and I’m afraid it will get into the bed. We can’t let that happen. What would I fling if that were banned?
How do you spread joy? What makes your heart happy? Drop a line in the comments. Let’s get covered in confetti.
Join us in the blog along! It’s not too late.