Today's devotional reading in Ann Voskamp's book 'One Thousand Gifts' struck a chord with me.
It reads "As long as thanks is possible then joy is possible."
I find it so easy to get tossed about by things which alter my state of joy. I find I can move from being satisfied and happy with life one minute to being frustrated and fed up the next-all in a matter of minutes-just because something has shifted the perception of my world from feeling 'all is well' to 'nothing is right and it's all a mess!'
But if what Ann says is true, then when I thank-when I choose to thank, then I can experience and live in joy, because joy is always possible when I thank. If I slow down to see it; to search high and low for it if I have to, it can be found, in the here and now.
What a challenge this is! But a fruitful challenge which will result in a renewed sense of wonder and thankfulness for the celebration of our daily lives; for the celebration of Today!
So I will remind myself: Be thankful, and celebrate Today.
Have a lovely weekend.
|Adorned in beauty|