Monday, September 29, 2014

#ChooseJoy #JoyGivers365 Weeks 35-39

So it's been a little while since I've updated. Life has been busy, and I have been struggling with my ongoing chronic health issues, (which is nothing new) 

It seems that I always get brilliant ideas on blog posts while I am laying in bed trying to fall asleep. I feel like I should get one of those voice notes recorders so I can record my blogs before I completely forget them! Sidenote, back in the 90's and early 2000's I totally had a mini tape deck that you could record things with. #oldladystatus #wishistillhadit

Anyways, on to the post!

Lately I have been looking for ways to spread the joy. I've been trying to find nice things to do to surprise people and make them feel special.

Last week I had my normal monthly concert at a Retirement Home on their Alzheimer's unit. I cannot say enough about the staff there. They are EXCELLENT! If I had a loved one that's where I would want them to go. I have been there when they have had hard days, but despite whatever is thrown at them they always treat the residents with so much care, respect, and gentleness. Love in action truly.

I wanted to do something nice for them, so I decided to bake them treats. Because really, who doesn't love chocolate? I've been on a small mission to try out my pinterest recipes and thought that baking things and then gifting them to people who didn't expect it would be a really fun way to be a #JoyGiver. I made some super yummy Chocolate Chip Cookie bars and then cut then up and bagged them in baggies. Not the fanciest presentation, but I knew that they needed to be portable and something they could put in their scrubs pockets. So Baggies it was!!

This is a short post, but next time I will share my thoughts on having a Ministry while struggling with a chronic illness. Riveting, I know! Stay tuned!

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