You really choose it.
Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it.
It may not seem like a choice.
But it is.
And I’ve made the wrong choice for years. Actually, choices…
See, you can choose joy and optimism. It’s shameful to consider how often over the years I have chosen gloom and melancholy and pessimism or cynicism.
Add to that the fact that misery loves company, it’s not wonder our workplaces, schools, churches, and wherever elses are full of gloomy, melancholy, suspicious, pessimistic, cynical people.
So whatever else you do today, when that shroud of darkness begins to fall, go ahead and give it a big yank. Pull it down. Throw it to the side.
Instead, Choose Joy. Choose Hope. Choose Trust.
Choose collaboration instead of isolation. It’s funny how much clearer we see without that shroud in front of our faces. And how much brighter everything actually is that we’ve made it to be.
“May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15.13
….wouldn’t it be nice to rest on this pillow each day?