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Friday, June 08, 2012

Choose Joy Friday!

     It has been awhile since you have seen a Choose Joy post from me.  I use the word Joy instead of happiness on purpose, but I'll tell you more about that another time. Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you? by Sprinkles @  Link up with her blog if you want to join in!

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list!  (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list on your own blog.  Thanks!)

  • I am joyful because I was given an amazing hot stone massage as a gift!  It was beyond words an amazing experience...
  • I have discovered the book Choose Joy by Kay Warren, and while I'm only over half way through, it has still rocked my world.
  • My mom is doing great Living with cancer
  • I'm going to She speaks conferenceInfo here!
  • I love Summer!  
1 John 4:16
"JOY is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right, and the determined choice to praise God in all things."Kay Warren Choose Joy)


sprinkles said...

I hadn't realized it had been so long since I visited. I apologize for that and will be back sooner next time.

Thank you so much for joining me for another Half Full Friday!

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. My father died of cancer almost a year ago. I hope your mother has a different outcome.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Molly said...

YAY for joy.
Glad to read you're finding so many reasons to give thanks!

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi! :) Your choose joy focus reminds me of Ann Voskanp's book "One Thousand Gifts: Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are." Have you read that yet? It's phenomenal and so encouraging. :)

I am thankful today -- find joy in-- God's gentle word pictures to me in bikes and preschoolers and summer breezes. I am thankful for him taking care of us each day, even when I get worried about part-time job decisions.

Thankful for this chance to say hi to you today too, :) You are loved by Him.

Jennifer Dougan

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