Yesterday was fun. English subscribers received Heavenletters™ in French, and we received many delightful emails. I realize that it was quite a happy day because we were simply having fun.
I know better than to make too much of things, yet I wonder. I have to wonder. Certainly, God has told us enough times that we are here on Earth to enjoy, and He has extolled the importance of our enjoying.
Yesterday ten new subscribers came to us. Hmm. Certainly, we have had more than ten new subscribers on one day. Sometimes we have had lots more than ten. Nevertheless, it has been a little while since we had ten new subscribers in one day.
This morning, before 9 a.m., we had five new subscribers. This is a good indication that there will be at least ten today. I'll let you know.
Here's what I wonder: Did our happiness quotient bring us more subscribers yesterday? Does an undercurrent of laughter bring us more of everything we want?
Which comes first? Happiness and the fulfillment of our desires, or our desires fulfilled and then happiness? In any case, they seem to come hand in hand.
And it's true, that often my happiness goes up according to the number of new subscribers. Yet yesterday I wasn't focusing on how many new subscribers or anything like that.
This morning, one of the five new subscribers who arrived bright and early brought extra joy. It was like a dream come true that I didn't know I had. Today we had our first subscriber from Rwanda! This was double happiness. We were blessed with a new subscriber from a country which in 1994 had had great trouble.
I discovered that Rwanda has made an amazing recovery. In 2009, Rwanda, The Land of a Thousand Hills, was noted as Africa's biggest success story, having achieved stability, economic growth (average income has tripled in the past ten years) and international integration. There's more too.
If you read Heaven News, you know that when a country is represented in Heavenletters for the first time, we feature it in Heaven News. I went to Wikipedia and was getting information together and was just about to write to the new subscriber to say that the subscriber was the first subscriber we had had from Rwanda, ask for a photo etc. when I received an email from the new subscriber! This was a thrill too.
The new subscriber, Fi Dele, knew, along with me, that this new subscription was an important event.
And now we want thousands more Heavenreaders from Rwanda and every country. How do we make this happen? Surely there are ways.
Meanwhile, it would seem that we have to just make sure we're having fun.