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Put A Smile On Your Face

Yesterday, I was reading a daily meditation about joy.  The meditation started with this Scripture passage,

“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” (1 Peter 1:8)

The little reflection spoke about how we have to make a conscious effort to keep our joy.Without that conscious effort, it’s so easy to fall into negativity and discouragement.  This is so true for many people right now.  I heard some statistics yesterday that were pretty shocking.  Something like 60% of Americans and up to 80% percent of people in some European countries think their best days are behind them, not only personally, but also for their country.  Wow!  Maybe that’s why I stopped listening to talk radio 🙂

Friends, despite whatever it is that we may be dealing with, there is always some cause for joy in our lives, even if it’s just a whisper.

So today, don’t be grumpy and upset.  Put a smile on your face and be happy.  As I remind myself every day, I’m grateful to be alive and able to see another sunrise.  How lucky I am to have another chance to get things right.  If you’re reading this, you have that same chance.  Take advantage of it.

By seedthrower1

I'm passionate about helping people realize that God wants to make something new of them and bring about a permanent transformation in their lives: body, mind, and spirit.

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