So many things get in the way of our ability to be joyful. Truth be told, it’s a moment by moment choice.
Today I challenge you. Figure out what’s really important to you. For me, it’s God and my family. Then, focus on those things. Don’t give anyone the power to determine your happiness, determine your OWN happiness by focusing on the good things.
Take deep breaths, be grateful, focus on the good.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
-Philippians 4:8, NIV