I woke up a few mornings ago, and right away, several annoying things were thrown in my direction. All these annoying incidences occurred before 9 a.m. I recall the irritation that threatened to steal the joy from my day. I woke up, and thought to my self, ” I choose Joy!” I ran my errands and the day proved to be wonderful and amazing! I realized, so much of our everyday emotions, evolves around our own “attitude”. Trust me, I am quite guilty of allowing my negative attitude to ruin a perfectly good day. Choosing joy, is a decision! A decision I hope to make all the days of my life!
I saw this picture on Anne Voscamp’s blog (Anne is one of my hero’s). The picture is gorgeous, peaceful, and a reminder of the “JOY” of the Lord. I thought to myself, “How, can I have a bad attitude, when all around me is God’s beautiful gifts to His children? How can I have a bad attitude when I have a Father who provides all joy and fills our lives to the brim with blessings? Take a minute to look, really look around you today! Those crying children, their beautiful! The overgrown yard, wow, we are blessed with a home! My husband is late again for dinner, thank you Lord for protecting my husband! Those dirty dishes in the sink, praise God for supplying your home with good food!
Friends, it all begins in the heart! Do you choose joy today? I do!
Smile, it’s Monday!
1 Thessalonians 16-18, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”
Philippians 4:4,” Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”