Leaders who bring joy to others, bring joy to themselves.
If you brighten someone else’s day, you’ll brighten your own. Joy is like a boomerang. Throw it away, it comes back around.
Paul’s epistle to the church at Philippi, has been called ‘the joy letter.’ The apostle’s positivity and vibrant enthusiasm for life was contagious. Even when locked up in a prison cell, Paul was found rejoicing. What was the secret to his joy? Well… there’s more than one secret.
For starters, Paul had figured this out: The best way to get joy, is to give joy. Leaders who bring joy to others, bring joy to themselves.
In the first chapter of his letter, Paul says 7 things to his readers; 7 things that convey warmth and encouragement; 7 things guaranteed to bring joy to others.
Here they are:
1. I think about you a lot-v.3
2. I’m thankful for you-v.3
3. I’m praying for you-v.4
4. We’re in this together-v.5
5. I see God at work in you-v.6
6. You’ve got a special place in my heart-v.7
7. I love you-v.8
Every day of this week say one of these seven things to someone on your team.
You’ll brighten their day. And… you’ll brighten your own day. Because: leaders who bring joy to others bring joy to themselves.