Snippets: Introducing Minimalist October Soul Snacks

Life is so hectic, with our concentration divided between various screens and numerous calls for our attention. Surely having small but meaningful snippets to savour would be a welcome relief all round? In the form of something that’s easily digestible during a coffee break, perhaps? ☕🍩

Just think of it: no scrolling through tons of thoughts or long, descriptive prose. Instead, we receive a short, daily reflection to mull over as we get on with other stuff. Sounds good, right? So good, in fact, that I am putting it into action, while I recover sufficient energy and strength to do more at a later date.

Soul Snippets and priorities

I long to reconnect more frequently with you. But I want to prioritise quality over quantity. To get us accustomed to a slightly different way of doing things, I’m offering you a pared back, regular read during October. Some soul snippets, to be precise.

A snippet is a small, and often interesting piece of news, information or conversation or it’s a small part of something. In each day’s tiny offering you will find something small but relevant, relating to life and faith. 🗞

Here’s what’s on offer: Holy Nuggetslittle gems gained from experienceAttitude Atoms – stirring ways to transform our thoughts and Encouragement Morsels – uplifting soul snacks.

Soul Snippets #31days of little thoughts to feed your soul (C)joylenton @wordsofjoy

A minimalist way to do #write31days

I aim to serve up these soul shots each day during October. In keeping with my simplicity goals, they will be on my Words of Joy Facebook page and Instagram account instead of this site. It’s the best way for me to conserve energy and still contribute to the #write31days challenge.

I didn’t expect to join in at all, until God reminded me that small can be beautiful and hadn’t He been drip feeding me these snippets for a purpose? So I acquiesced, despite it looking humanly impossible, because God gave the green light to go ahead and trust.

Last year I scaled down to writing a daily haiku on my Poetry Joy blog. You can access that series here. This year I am reducing even more, with no extraneous fluff, no pressure to put it all out on the blog. Phew! 😏

Recap and response

Just to recap before we start: you won’t see Soul Snippets popping into your inbox but only by visiting my Words of Joy Facebook page and Instagram account. Please feel free to leave comments there. Thanks very much!

And afterwards? I would love you to feed back to me. If you enjoy these soul snippets and shorter posts, please let me know. During October my words here might be few but I still want to keep in touch with you.

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Gratitude for you

Thank you for sticking with me during my long absence here over the summer months. And for your patience with my continuing health challenges. It means a lot. Sending blessings, love and prayers to you, my friends, until I am able to write here again. And a little haiku (below) to cheer your soul, if SAD makes it feel disconsolate as autumn creeps in. xo 😊💜🙏

snippet - colours of his love - haiku - © joylenton

8 thoughts on “Snippets: Introducing Minimalist October Soul Snacks”

  1. I love this Joy! I’m so looking forward to reading your snippets, and connecting with you on IG and FB. Thank you for this beautiful Haiku as autumn and the darker days are approaching. What a comforting thought, “creation sings God’s caress.” My soul is resting there today! Blessings, love and hugs to you Dear Friend! xo

    1. Oh good! I’m so pleased you’re looking forward to receiving them, Bettie. I truly hope and pray they will be a blessing for you and all who read them. Autumn is such a beautiful season in many ways but it does trigger the onset of reactions to loss of longer daylight hours. I find it starts for me in late September, is exacerbated by late October’s turning back the clocks, and it worsens as the winter goes on. Therefore it helps to have a few diversionary tactics at our disposal! Maybe my daily sharing will help alleviate the symptoms a bit. Blessings, love and hugs to you too, dear friend! xo 💜

    1. Hello Masha, welcome to Words of Joy! It’s good to meet you. I hope you will enjoy the Soul Snippets you’ll find on my Facebook page and on Instagram from Monday onwards. I look forward to sharing them with you! Blessings on your weekend. 😊💜

  2. Love this! I’ll be checking out your Instagram and following you there. I love the idea of simple snippets of encouragement. 🙂 Found you through the 31 Day Challenge (I’m #39)

  3. Snippets sound delightful, Joy. I’m not on FB or Instagram, but I’m cheering for you on the side lines and trust that your writing will help in the healing process. Bless you!

    1. Thank you,Linda! I warmly welcome your prayers to sustain me in this extra busy month of sharing small snippets. I hope to turn them into an e-book later on, so you could see and appreciate them then. Bless you dear praying friend! xo <3

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