Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The One with the Choice

Today I was perusing my book by Joyce Meyer, 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life.... I was reading #11 Don't Make Mountains Out of Molehills....
There is a line in there that says......
"There are multiple opportunities each day to become upset about something, but we have the choice to let them go and remain at peace."

That is so true... we do have a choice to choose whether we have a good day or a bad day.  
We have a choice on what's going to matter to us each day.
We have a choice on how we are going to 
see our lives and ourselves.

It made me think of this picture of me from a few years back:::

I posted it on Instagram with the caption::
Happiness is a choice...and I choose to be happy!

I had recently gone through a pretty dark and twisty time....
I had finally decided to give up my dark past and live my life for Jesus {again}.

Best decision I ever made.
Hands down.

Unbeknownst to me.... I would start dating a handsome fella {second best decision I ever made} shortly after I decided 
to put my life back on the right path....

He is the epitome of Choosing to be Happy.
He has got that down and he continues to be an encourager for me on those days that I fall back into negative thoughts....
or entertain fear. 
Because that does happen sometimes.

Is everyday perfect, no.
Is motherhood hard, sometimes.
Is marriage something you have to 
work hard at everyday, of course.
Is it all rainbows and butterflies....no.

but I choose to be happy.

I have Jesus in my corner and my faithful, happy 
husband by my side 
and that is more than enough.


  1. Amen, girl!! Sometimes it's hard to choose happy...because it's easier to let the negative take over but choosing happiness makes everything more fun :-)