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
Yes,turn off the news😊, except pray for Louisiana and Texas.
When I scheduled this for today, I had no idea of the devastation that Louisiana would be experiencing. Still, joy is the only antidote for despair. We are praying for all.
Thank you, Beth! Your posting today enriched my soul. I needed that today. 😘
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I am so thankful for God’s timing!!