Choosing to be happy every single day is a hard thing to achieve.
Waking up, early in the morning to go to work or school, be happy.
Forgetting to eat breakfast or paying $1800 for a cup of coffee, be happy.
Sit through rush hour traffic trying to get there on time, be happy.
Work with co-workers that you don’t like, under a dictator boss, be happy.
Get off work, to go back into rush-hour traffic, be happy.
Go home, feed kids, cook dinner, clean house, do homework, baths, laundry, get in bed well past your bedtime, be happy.
It’s sometimes hard to see that silver lining of our day to day lives when there are so many things that seem to hinder that joy or keep us tired all of the time.
There are always those certain things that you dread every single day and things that will always upset you.
Flipping that around, though, there are so many things, in our daily routines that deserve a little praise to Jesus. At least, I think they do.
Wake up. (That's it, he let you live today).
Sit in traffic with the car that runs and that you are able to use every single day.
Work. You have a job that gives you money, even if you don’t like what you do or who you do it with. (You may be there for a reason).
Back into traffic, back into the car that keeps you from having to walk all the way across town.
Go home, the home that keeps you warm in the winter time, that holds your family’s memories, that protects you, and keeps you dry when it is raining.
Feed the kids, the people that you brought into this world, the people who love and adore you with everything they have just simply because you are their parent.
Cook dinner, because you are able to provide for your family.
Get into your bed, so that God can wake you up the next day and give you a full day of opportunity all over again.
Our lives seem to be measured based on the perspective you use when looking at them.
In the broader picture that literally no one pays attention to, there is so much more to our lives than the guy you met at the party last week or the speeding ticket you got this morning.
Think, you have been placed here, at this time, you know Jesus and you have been given each day as a new chance to live a life of meaning. Whatever that looks like to you.
To me, a day of meaning consists of quality time with someone, quality time with myself, eating a good meal, smiling, laughing, using my manners, making someone else smile, working hard, doing something to help someone, read my book, read my Bible…etc.
Your meaningful day may look entirely different to you but it is still meaningful!
I pray hard and diligently that I never get too caught up in this crazy race to not enjoy it, I often find myself wishing the week away to get to the weekend, wishing my age of nineteen years old to get to twenty, whatever it may be, I don’t want to be stuck in the future.
I want to be happy all day, every day. I want to live a meaningful life where every day is a meaningful day. Lastly, I don’t want to miss it. This life goes by in an instant and I don’t want to not take advantage of one second of it. It is too important and there are too many things for me to do, other than
This is a short and sweet blog, if you get anything out of it, please let it be this:
Live Meaningful Days
Soak It All In
& on a totally unrelated note, my little nephew was born last weekend and here is a picture of him (he is perfect):
Love you Guys! <3