A few mornings ago, I woke up feeling rather melancholy-ish! Nothing happened the night before, in fact I went to bed the night before feeling pretty fab but for some reason I woke feeling fab-u-less.
I still managed to say my usual ‘ Thank you God for another day’ prayer which is usually quickly proceeded by a time check on my phone to see if I was on time or not. Check my phone for overnight messages and realized that I had a late night message from a friend updating me on a family crisis she was dealing with. As I read the words on my screen I felt even more crappy.
My husband soon noticed that something was up. He was probably thinking to himself, ‘man, what did I do this time’, he approached with caution asking “What’s wrong babe’? and before he could complete the sentence I was in tears…. I don’t know….. and that was the truth. I did not know why I was feeling that way.
I was not that everything was peachy perfect and sparkly fine but I was in a good place, well I thought I was!
That was when I realized I had to live my tag-line, Choosing Joy, Daily!!!
You see my darlings (in my British accent), joy is a choice. Some days it’s harder than others, but the more you practice it, the more it becomes easier, as with anything else if I should add. Some days I am able to exit Grouchville and Depression Town and head to Joyville pretty easy, while other days it’s like I’m on the back of a turtle making the transition. But I persevere, because for me:
Joy is not an emotion but rather an attitude of heart and spirit.
Joy is not what I want to do but who I want to be;
So this heart of mine chooses joy, daily.
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