Today “I” Choose Joy

This is a post from a really old blog that I had a number of years ago – I’ve just copied and added to it a bit.

You know, we can be tired, grumpy, unhappy and generally miserable – it’s really up to us – or in my case, it’s up to me.  Doesn’t matter what has happened, doesn’t matter if someone has been “mean” to me, disagreed with me or whatever.

I can be mad…. I can be one of the above, OR I can “choose” Joy!

It’s all about choices.  We choose to love, to hate, to be mad, to be hurt…. and on and on.  Don’t let others control your emotions!  I can only “get my feelings hurt” if I allow it.  And, I choose to NOT allow it.

I designed this cross stitch pattern to remind myself – the finished model hangs on my living room wall just to remind me lest I relapse and forget.

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charlotte Miller
charlotte Miller

Thanks for the reminder.

jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo

Oh, this is so good. In fact, I’m going to share in one of my emails this week. It’s such a good reminder.

Hi Iris: What a wonderful reminder to choose joy each day! You’re right. Our emotional choices are just that-choices. I forget this some days, though, so it is good to be reminded. I hope that today finds you experiencing joy and having a good day! Blessings to you.