Service is joy

The cat is stretched out on her matt right in front of the fireplace. Good place to be on a minus 27 degrees Celsius morning!

Besides the unplanned things last week (the Corner Gas movie-fiasco), and the out-of-routine things (doctor appointment, trip to Canadian Tire), I managed to almost finish putting away Christmas!

  • The outdoor lights; except the white ones, which can stay on all winter. Except that the indoor ones all fell down, because of damp window frames.
  • The kitchen stuff–cookies tins, table cloths, etc.–which are always among the last to be put away, since a lot of it has to be washed first.
  • Last night we even ate up our last meat pie, which is mostly just a Christmas thing around here, since it’s high in calories. And mmmmmm!!!! My sister-in-law makes SUCH delicious meat pies!! (There’s still lots of turkey left though.)
  • Yesterday I finally got around to downloading ALL the remaining Christmas photos/movies from my camera and phone. That’s the “almost” part from the statement above, because they still have to be fixed with borders and collages. Then I’ll sort them next year.

Oh, and I guess the other Christmas thing we’re finishing up today, is my parents’ gift from us: murder mystery dinner theatre. See, Toronto doesn’t have ALL the culture! :)

And now here’s the real reason I decided to post today, a quote stolen from a facebook friend, which is so perfect for my One Word this year, “serve”.

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:29-30)

I pray that those who are not experiencing service as joy, will ask You what it is you really want of them.

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