I was listening to Francesca Battistell's song "This is the Stuff" this week and it reminded me of the all the things I thought I learned while reading Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Oh how quickly we forget what we don't practice everyday.
This has been a crazy month. June has flown by and I have been so overwhelmed by commitments I made that I never should have made in the first place. I haven't taken the time to read. I don't remember the last time I had any kind of quiet time. I haven't written in my Thankfulness journal in almost two weeks. I have allowed the crazy busy stuff to overtake my life. During all the rushing and the running and the planning and everything I forgot to be thankful. I misplaced my Joy. That wonderful beautiful Joy that comes from seeing all the things around me to be thankful for. It is a special soul deep Joy that comes from being amazed. A childlike Joy that says "WOW" that is awesome. Funny how little song could stop me in my tracks and help me find my Joy again.
Here are the lyrics:
THIS IS THE STUFF LYRICS - FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI