Happy Monday to you! Not feeling it this morning? Do you have the blahs? I love to journal and the question I have been asking myself each day is, “What is my intention today?” Is it my intention to grouse and complain? Is it my intention to worry today—about money, the kids, my health? Is it my intention to fault-find my co-workers? Or, is it my intention to enjoy today? You and I don’t sit with our journals and deliberately write I am going to be cranky today. Yet, we often wander through our precious hours dragging our feet and just trying to make it to dinnertime. Then, we tell ourselves, I’ll relax and be joyful. Then? Don’t wait till later for joy. Intentionally, set your compass to joy.
Friend, we need to revel in each beautiful day. It is a gift God gives us: one day. And then the next. And it can be joyful no matter the circumstances. We can find reasons to be happy. Deep breathing first thing when I get out of bed. Praise God, my lungs are functioning. Joy! The aroma of my morning coffee brings me joy. A butterfly unexpectedly flies by kitchen window. Beauty in nature. Joy! Grab a pad of paper and write down three things you are grateful for. Don’t miss the small, oft-overlooked blessings. Soon you will find joy, joy, joy, joy, down in your heart and you might even break out singing.
Wishing you sunshine and lots of smiles, Linda