“May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 NIV
I went to a church school and part of the curriculum was memorizing scripture. And as punishment at one time, you had to memorize Psalms. Let me just say that I had my fill of this particular verse! I’ve heard it all my life in various ways…..reading, preaching, in songs, etc.
But reading it tonight made me realize the choice we’re given each day…..WILL I BE GLAD? It’s powerful when you stop and think about it. I tell my children that they choose how they react to a situation and can choose their feelings at times. I want them to be in power over their emotions and learn self-control. But I really want them to choose good and to be happy. I guess like all aspects of parenting, it has to be modeled………..so will I choose to be glad each day? If so, how do I do it? Is it verbal? Is it mental? For me, I think I should express it somehow. And is it as simple as just saying it…..hmmm, I may get creative some days on how I make it my purpose. I once went through a work seminar called, “Choose your attitude” based on the fish market business in Seattle. I had the pleasure of visiting that market a few years ago and see how they made a very mundane business into such a phenomenon. We’ll see what I can do with this deployment!
Thank God for my academic and spiritual foundation, but I think I’m even more grateful for my continued perspective and spiritual awareness.