“I’m so filled with joy and thankfulness that my children are waking me up super early and have been persistently and consistently sharing how hungry they are and that they are basically going to starve if I don’t get up and feed them right now!”
Those are NOT usually my first thoughts each morning.
With babe number three cooking and the increased fatigue and trouble sleeping that accompanies growing a human, my go to morning attitude is not always one of joy and thankfulness.
There are definitely seasons that are harder than others. Seasons where it is hard to choose joy. Seasons where it seems easier to complain and check off the things that would seemingly allow you to have more joy…if only.
But if I take the time to really choose joy, there’s an awful lot of it. When I take the time to actually give thanks for the good, good gifts that Jesus has given me, the joy is evidently abundant and lovely.
So here it is. Today I’m choosing joy and thankfulness. I’m going to make a few mistakes. I’m going to grumble or sigh, but I’m going to keep making the choice that finds joy in God’s good gifts.
A growing baby//Healthy girls with healthy appetites//A husband that wakes up early and makes pancakes//Morning cuddles//Family time//Rainy nights//Sunny mornings//Nap time//Colorful flowers//Watching imaginations at play
How about you? What are you thankful today? How are you going to CHOOSE joy?
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