Choose happiness. Deliberately. On this March 4th, deliberately choose to march forth (see what I did there?) into happiness and joy, and a more positive lifestyle. While things sometimes do happen TO us, usually because of circumstances beyond our control and because we have no control over other people, most of the time we are responsible for our own choices and the consequences of those choices.
Here’s your inspirational thought for this first Friday in March…
“Happiness and joy do not come from the outside
but from within you.
They are the result of a conscious decision,
a deliberate choice–one we make each day.
There are many people living in bad situations
they would like to see changed.
But despite the challenges,
they choose to be happy and joyous.
You face that same choice every day of your life.
Either you choose to passively listen to the devil
and allow him to ruin your life and make you miserable,
or you choose to aggressively withstand him
so you can live in the fullness of life
God provided for you through His Son Jesus Christ.
Make the right choice and enjoy life like never before!”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
Life is certainly all about choices. It’s easy to blame others when things don’t go right, but quite often it all comes back to us and some choices we made. I know some days I actually talk out loud, giving myself a pep talk, telling myself to let go, get over it, ignore negativity, focus on positivity, or whatever applies for the day.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you make conscious, deliberate choices to be happy and positive?
Can you aggressively stand against negativity or evil intentions of others when they come against you?