Everywhere You turn today, something will try to steal your joy.
If I can’t rejoice and be glad today, I will never rejoice and be glad.
I will waste the joyous opportunities of today waiting for tomorrows that may or may not ever come. If I wait until life slows down, the sun comes back, the kids are older and less demanding, I lose some weight, my husband gets that raise, then I’ll spend my life waiting rather than living and being glad.
The joys of life are found in and amongst life itself.
Yes, life is full of frustrations, disappointments, pain, and suffering; but no matter what we are facing, having an attitude of joy will allow us to find the good that God promises us is there.
If an oyster can make a pearl out of an irritating grain of sand, just think what you could do if in every situation you chose to rejoice!