I used to think that the goal of living was to someday end up in this “happily ever after” life in a beautiful house with a white picket fence.
I guess I just always assumed I’d get there and THEN I’d be happy.
Well, my life fell apart once again last month. Once again my dreams were shattered. Once again I had my heart broken. My picket fence seems farther and farther away.
I found myself looking wistfully at a cute little house with a picket fence the other day. That’s when I realized: It’s a lie! I’ve been believing a lie!
I don’t have to wait until I have the perfect life or the cutest house to be happy. I can choose to be happy now! In fact that’s the only way “happy” works: in the right now. I have to choose to be grateful and content where I am right now. Not when _____ happens or when I finally get to do ______ or buy _______. I have to make up my mind to choose happy every moment.
“I have learned the secret to be content with whatever I have….I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:11, 13
Choose happy today! 😊