WEEKLY DEVOTION

 

 Some days are better than others. I've been on a happiness kick that started with reading the book 10% Happier by Dan Harris, and advanced to other books like The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I've found a few good ideas along the way...one of my favorites is to "spend out", which essentially means stop saving the "good stuff" for later; enjoy it now or give it away before it rots or becomes obsolete. I also started putting quotes up around the house like "Today is going to be an awesome day." That one lasted for a few days and then it started bugging me, because let's face it, no matter how hard you try, some days just aren't destined for awesome. So I changed the quote--"Today is going to be a good day".   Not really in connection with my happiness quest, I also made the decision to try and read the Bible every day, even if it was only one verse. Like a lot of people, I started with the first chapter of Genesis, and got stuck there. It's not a bad place to be though...there's a lot of food for thought in the Creation story itself. I was impressed that at the end of most days, God surveyed his work and saw that it was good. On the last day of creation, God looked at all he had made and saw that it was very good--now that was an awesome day!    Just like you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince (sorry guys!), I guess you have to go through a lot of ordinary days to get to an extraordinary one. The trick is to look at the ordinary days--maybe even the bad ones--and try to see the good in them. I think that's what God did.  



Blessings, Charlene   Dear God, at the end of the day, let me look back at my work and see that it was good.  Amen

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