Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
After Christmas and New Years do you ever feel a great sense of let down? Maybe you are too busy to have time to enter this slump period but for many it is a real thing. It does not have to be.
Focus on joy and the words of the word 'joy' which are Jesus first, others second, yourself last. When you can truly adopt the mindset of others behind first place and serving then you have little time to slump into a pity party for yourself. Kindness and giving do not have to end with the end of Christmas but should continue all the time.
Get beyond your Facebook, your mobile device, your TV set and other things that keep you from engaging one to one with others. Find ways to help people or be present in their lives. Write a real letter to a friend far away. Call your mom. Send a card to someone. Pay for the car behind you in the drive through then keep it a secret from others. Treat a friend to something unexpected. You get the idea. Let Christmas not be over. Share Jesus love around the clock and around the globe.
PRAYER: I am thankful for being able to share your love with others. I choose to not allow the enemy to get me into a pity party mode but instead to stay focused on things above. In Jesus' name. Amen.