These past few months, I’ve been going through an emotional roller coaster. I’ve had deal with a lot regarding sickness within my family. I’m also in the process of trying to solidify myself as an extraordinary freelance writer as well as working on expanding the YUMMommy brand. Then pile on being a mom of two, a wife and a domestic diva. You could say that I have my hands quite full.
While, I started off strong at some point over the summer everything just kind of started to take its toll on me. I found myself lacking true happiness. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t bummed all the time. There were moments when I was excited or anxious and even moments when I felt ok. And I’d been asking myself “why can’t I feel happy?”
So, after a few weeks of asking myself that question, I decided to pray. For me prayer is a place I turn to for comfort, help, and understanding. Anyways, last night I was reading Live Your Best Life Now for Moms by Joel Osteen when I stumbled across this:
Starting right this moment, I’m choosing happiness. I’m not going to allow the negative and stressful things, people and situations get to me. I have made the conscious decision to take back my joy. We only get one life to live and I don’t want to look back on my younger years and think about all the moments, I didn’t truly get to enjoy.
I know that my stumbling across that passage was not a mistake but a message from God. And I hear Him loud and clear.
What is it that you choose today? Happiness, joy, love…?