Today, I choose joy!
I will smile at the sunrise and watch the soaring hawk with gladness.
I will laugh at the ice cubes that spill from my hand when I am trying to fill my glass.
I will hug the sticky toddler without reservation.
I will stop and pet the dog.
I will thank God for life and feeling while I rub the aching parts of my body.
I will hug my husband and stop cleaning to enjoy his story.
I will count my blessings.
I will take the boat ride.
I will step in the kiddie pool and relish the coolness on my feet.
I will smell the flowers even as the perspiration rolls down my back.
I will turn off the news.
I will laugh out loud at the silly antics of the chickens jogging across the yard.
I will dance with the grandchildren and have a parade in the living room.
I will walk outside and breathe in the beauty of twilight.
I will stand amazed in wonder of my Creator’s work as I view the nighttime sky.
I will praise God for life, and breath, and grace, and today.
Today, I have a choice and
I choose joy!
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Photo – Unexpected Beauty, Beth Mims