Live Like it’s Spring

Be Encouraged 🧡

It’s a rainy day and the sky is grey . . .

Despite the forecast, I can live like it’s Spring because Jesus is in my heart. Weekend blessings dear friends. May the joy of the Lord be your strength, wherever you are in the world, and whatever your forecast!

“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

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God Cares

Be Encouraged . . .

You may not see God or feel His presence right at this moment, but He is with you. Talk to Him about everything that is on your heart. God cares. Praying is simply talking to God. It’s often in those moments of intimate conversation that our troubled hearts find peace.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.” ~John 14:1

May you how wide, how long, how high, and how deep God’s love is for you 🧡

#BeEncouraged

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Take Time to Snuggle [Happiness Tip #5]

Happiness Tip: Take Time to Snuggle [blog post]

If you’re feeling sad, there’s probably one thing you’re looking for . . . RELIEF!In other words, you want to be happy again. What if I told you that snuggling has the potential to lift your spirit of heaviness?

During a difficult and busy season of my life, I found myself battling the blues. Day after day it lingered and I desperately wanted to find some relief. Then, late one evening, I was slumped in a chair, head down, with tears streaming down my face. My dog was right there at my feet and gently reached up to lick my tears. She then laid her head on my lap as if to say, “I’m here for you, wanna cuddle?” Of course I obliged and almost immediately felt relief from my sadness.

Happiness is found in many places, and for many people that place is in the company of their beloved dogs. Dogs always seem willing and ready to share their healing hugs, or to lend a listening ear.

Of course finding relief from sadness is not reserved only for our pets. Intimacy with others is one of the essential elements to make human beings happier, but we don’t often take enough time to sit and relax with those we love.

What if we took time to stop, sit, and snuggle more often? How would that affect our moods and outlook on life? Let’s consider how showing affection to our human companions (family and friends) and our pets can enhance our life.

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