Thursday, March 12, 2009

I choose happiness

Do you ever have one of those days? You know what I mean...One Of Those Days. We've all been there. Today was my turn. All in the course of the day...


...I was disappointed by a loved one....
....I was bombarded at work and had to soothe egos.....
....I felt pulled in a million different directions....
....I left work having accomplished not one thing on my list for today....
....I ran so much with my kids tonight that we ended up all eating fast food (gag)....
....I questioned "a look" I got from another mom....
...I snapped at my loved ones....
....I had a nagging headache that just wouldn't go away....


It wasn't a terrible day but it wasn't a stellar day. In the end, I kept reminding myself of a quote I'd read recently in an article about Michael J. Fox.


His quote was "happiness is a decision."



If he can make a decision to choose happiness given his daily struggles, then so can I on One Of Those Days.

4 comments:

The Morris Family said...

...such a good post, and oh so true! In our culture today, we are falsely led to believe that our happiness relies on others- whether other people's approval or other/more things. Happiness is a choice...no matter the circumstance. Thanks for the reminder. Thinking of you today and keeping you in prayer!

Super Mommy said...

Sorry you had "that day" - yes, I've had them too. Your choice to be happy is a good one though.

Vivian M said...

Attitude and counting your blessing always work for me on a difficult day. And I have had my share! Of course, if that doesn't help, Chinese food, Ice cream and a rental comedy movie is my next choice.

Tammie said...

So basically you had my week. Sorry to hear that. Sometimes it seems like the powers that be are against us. And then we get over that. I love the quote by MJF. So true.