Happiness is a Choice


The first time I saw this print I laughed until I cried.  Literally.  And then I showed it to my hubby and laughed until I cried again. (Pretty sure he thought I was nuts.)  Well, my sweet friend Amy surprised me and bought it for me for Christmas!  Makes me smile. =)

Even though this is just a funny print, I love the truth in it.  Happiness is a choice. 

So when you wake up on Monday morning and you're already behind in your day because of a busy weekend, and a church member had a stroke yesterday, and then the baby keeps you awake all night and to top it all off you have to make the tough decision to cancel all of your Valentine's plans because of ministry stuff that comes up......that's when you and I have to make a choice.

I love Psalm 118:24 which says, "This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it."  

Life happens, things get tough and it's so easy to complain. But loosing a whole day to grumpiness is just not worth it!  

Choose joy and happiness, friend....I know my day is already getting much better because of it!


  1. Great thought! working on that myself - happiness usually happens when you find something to be thankful for - so I try to find something and focus on it.

    actually, REALLY had to put it to practice yesterday - day started out with everything possible going wrong (some my own fault, some not) and I was really having a hard time not being extremely hard on myself and having a pity party :(

    But I was really looking forward to the messages so I MADE myself, be happy despite it all. And the day turned out pretty good! :)

  2. Love that! Hope your day keeps looking up!

  3. and just remember we can make any day Valentine' Day :) our plans have changed as well due to sick kids which I was pretty upset too but now getting stressed because I can't take the kids anywhere if I go inot labor since I don't want to get anyone else sick....guess The Lord knows the timing of this baby and taking care of my sick kiddoes comes first right now.

  4. Totally agree. I was feeling sort of blah this morning, and lamenting it...then looked out the window into the foggy morning and started to talking to God about what a great and beautiful day it was and how thankful I was He made it. (good thing we have no curtains) My day was turned around.


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