Posted by: Lori Schmidt Lutze | October 17, 2009

well . . . happy . . . healthy . . . joy(ce)

For your spirit this week:  may you be well, may you be happy, may you be healthy.  We heard on the radio yesterday that whenever we come in contact with people throughout our day we should send them this kind of thought:  may you be well, may you be happy, may you be healthy.  Doing this is supposed to make you feel really happy yourself.  So, we decided to test it out on the local Wal-Mart check-out person.

Here is what was on our shopping list:  nail polish, nail polish remover, cards (so we can send people a little sugar through the mail), cough syrup, paper plates (Joyce is not going green on this one), hand lotion, sour gummi worms.  Bulldog had the ‘gimmees and the I wannas’ bad, but we kept telling him no, no, and no.  (Have you noticed how kids dance a little jig when they have the ‘gimmees and the I wannas’?  You can’t tell if they have to pee or if they just really, really, really want you to buy them something.) 

As Wanda, the check-out professional, scanned our items and we prepared to pay, we looked at her and thought:  may you be well, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you have joy(ce).  (We added that last part in because we just wish that everyone could escape to Joyceland more regularly.  This is our hope for the world.)  We signed our receipt and as we prepared to grab our bag, Wanda started to smile and she just kept looking at us and smiling.  We think our heart grew three sizes that minute.  Try it.  We think it was the ‘may you have joy(ce)’ part that really worked its magic. 

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Oh, and P.S.  We forgot to buy the cough syrup.  Do you forget to buy things on your list like we do?    xo

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