The Shortest Cheat Sheet on Joy

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite things in school was when some crazy person made a little cheat sheet of notes to study for a test and shared it! ha ha!

So I just called myself crazy. And short. I just realized that. Both of which are true.

Oh well.

The Scriptures tell us that “men are that they might have joy”. I always thought this was a  far away sort of thing, like that we were created to someday, if we did everything we were supposed to, maybe get back to heaven and find that true joy. Joy was a little word that I couldn’t define because being happy wasn’t really getting there. I had been to too many church classes to know that it wasn’t that easy.

But it is that easy.

Joy isn’t a lack of trials, or a lack of exhausting days. It is a state of being. It is living each day intentionally and on purpose and by our values so that despite the challenges we feel fulfilled. We feel joy in being.

Joy pours in as stress and worry and overflow seep out.

So less stress and less excess and less cleaning and less frantic days = more joy.

Less = more

So here I am at the end of my math problem. Less = more. Minimalism = joy. Ta da! Test over!

Alright. I’ll do this thing. Ya got me at easy.

Want to start minimizing right now? Normally I would first tell you to make sure you’ve discovered your values but if you want to get to the purging right away I’d suggest starting here. Go find joy!

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Wife, braces wearing mother of three, lover of cooking and beauty and aspiring minimalist.

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