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Choose Joy

Choose Joy

Praying everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy that little sneak peek of spring weather we got over the weekend!! What little time I got outside was sure good for my soul!!! I read a quote over the weekend that said… “Let your joy rise to the surface” This really got me to thinking. Are we finding joy in our life? It seems like there is so much negative in the world anymore that sometimes it’s just hard to be happy. We cannot let the worldly stuff take our joy away. We cannot let our daily challenges and struggle take our joy away. We cannot let our temporary circumstance take our joy away. Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Being happy and joyful is a choice we can make every day. When we wake up our mind will go where we lead it. Let your heart be filled with joy and let it lead you mind. Rejoice and be glad in everyday!! Proverbs 4:23 – Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.The stuff of this world may look bad. We see so much bad that it can affect our thoughts. Turn your eyes to Jesus…. Let Him be the reason for your joy and happiness. Choose to be happy. Choose to be a bright light in a dark world. Shape your thoughts so that others around you are impacted by your happiness. Think about the two characters from the old cartoon Winnie the Pooh. Eeyore and Tigger. “Eeyore” seemed to always be stressed about something, always seeing the worst possible outcome, always living in the doom and gloom. On the other hand……… “Tigger” that dude seemed to just bounce through life never letting even the biggest challenges or disasters change his outlook. He just loved life full of joy and bounced into everyday ready to be HAPPY!!! Let’s ALL be more like Tigger and less like Eeyore!!! Be JOYFUL today. Have a BLESSED WEEK.