Friday, February 5, 2010

Happiness is a choice

"Stephanie understands that happiness is a choice, and she makes that choice every day of her life"
This is a quote taken from an article written about one of the ladies blogs that I follow.
Her circumstances are so drastic, one of which you would think that no one could be happy in, yet she makes the decision every morning to be happy, in her rough situation. She is always in my prayers.
Knowing that she makes a conscious decision every day to be happy no matter what is of such inspiration to me. Why can't I do that.. what is holding me back from being happy? These things that happen to me in life which are no where near as bad as what this blogger is going through.
I have been told that life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you handle it. So, sounds to me like I need to make a change.. I need to handle all of this better, I need to wake up every morning, thinking that today is going to be a day where I will smile, that today I will be happy.
So I will, and I'll pray for God to help me find joy in all things.. not just the good ones, and to help me see the positive.
I will live each day like it is my last.. and each day happily.

-- if you are interested in reading the blog that I talk about go here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

One Month To Live.

So, we have been doing the one month to live series at church, and in big church I got a book mark that gave you a verse to read each day for your one month to live to kind of make you think about things in a new way.. so I am going to just write the ones that we have had so far.. I don't know if you have gotten them yet.. so this might help you out too, they have given me inspiration for each tomorrow.
ONE MONTH TO LIVE? What would you do if you knew your last day was on February 28th 2010, how would you life your life until then?
Day One: Psalms 90:12
"Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom."
Day Two: Romans 12:11
"Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically."
Day Three: 2 Corinthians 6:1
"As Gods partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God's kindness and the ignore it"
Day Four: Matthew 11:28-29
"Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will five you rest. Take my yoke upon you. let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.'"
Day Five: 2 Timothy 1:7
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline"

So there you have it:
There is a brevity of life, we should live enthusiastically, and not just for ourselves but for our devine maker. If we choose to accept God's gift of life, we shall not waste it. God will give us an ending to our sorrows, and make our weary hearts smile, and he gave us power, love and sel discipline.. not fear.
Just within these days there is so much that I need to work on.. living enthusiastically, I would like to say that I do that everyday.. but I know that I don't and I know that sometimes I could be living for more. My big thing though, is fear.. you know as well as I know that I am scared of a lot of things.. heights, clowns, sharks, the ocean, planes.. just to name a few. But God says that I shouldn't be, because he gives so much beauty, and it all comes from him.. so what shall I fear other than him.. not his beautiful creations.. so much to change in my life.. so much to change for my one month left.