I decided to title my blog “I Choose Joy.” Why? Because sometimes joy does not come naturally to me in this crazy household! I have to choose to be joyful each day. (Other times it comes very naturally, though. My kids are folding clothes right now, and my 2-year-old M has changed clothes about 10 times already! She is a very funny girl.)
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Nehemiah 8:10 says “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” I need strength, so I will choose to be joyful everyday!
How? Here are a couple of ways. I sing a song or put on a CD and dance. I stop what I’m doing and watch the kids. After about 5 minutes, they will always do something that will make me smile and laugh. I count my blessings. God has done so much for us; if I recognize it and acknowledge it, I can’t help but feel joyful.
Why did I write this entry? So that I’ll be able to remind myself the next time I let discontentment enter my life!
What are some other things that some of you do to cultivate joy?