Smile, It Will Make People Wonder!

Some days I know I am a grouch with a frown on my face and a growl under my breath. And why? Oh, some little something got in my way, aggravated me, or just plain made me mad.  Once again, “And Why?”

Because I have forgotten who I am, who my Father is, and why I am here! How about you?

In the book of Proverbs, there are many wise sayings, to help  us maneuver our daily lives.

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Proverbs 17:22

So true!

When I am smiling and content, I have joy in my step and energy to complete my day.  But, when I am grouchy, I am tired! Nap required.

And that is why, “I Love the Lord!”

Every morning, I lie in bed and pray sometimes for thirty minutes, sometimes an hour.  I start out being grateful and praising my Lord, then we discuss my sins and my forgiveness; and then I move onto my petitions or just what is worrying my mind.

Now this is not an ATM prayer! God give me, give me, give me! You see, after I go through the grateful part, I realize that He has given me all I need and more. Importantly, I know He will supply me with what I need, every thing else is like having extra Christmas presents to unwrap each day! The sin part keeps me grounded, also.  I am human, and I sin day in and day out, but I try to consciously do better each day.

Yes, “I Love the Lord!”

My message to you is to realize when you are grouchy and to consciously turn it around.  Start with counting your blessings, write ten of them down on a piece of paper.  Then write down why you are having a bad day. Compare the two.  Number one should be, “I am God’s child. He loves me from here through eternity.”  Is there a real comparison?

Yes, “I Love the Lord!”

Next, do something kind for someone else. Think back to an unusually joyous day. When you encountered a stranger, how did they respond to your happy attitude? Made you feel good on the inside too.

I know, all to well, about difficult times and the immense struggles this life can bring. But to even be sad with a hopeful heart that tomorrow can be better, is where you will find the difference.

By now, you should know where my hope comes from! If not let me give you a hint…


Author: jonithetentmaker

Published author of the awesome Christian children's book, "The Tent Maker". The Tent Maker blog and The Tent website is free for kids. Stories, games, coloring pages, and contests. Fun and fellowship go hand in hand, especially if it is a child's hand! My other blog, Thru The Bifocals of my Life, is my adult blog about how I see life through the bifocals that I must now wear and a little hindsight 20/20! Like everyone, I am very much human, flaws and all.

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