The focus today is on being happy,or full of joy.
I know,I know,I have not had much to say about happiness recently,but by God's grace that must change.
I am fully aware that we all have seasons in our life when happiness takes a back seat,but these are not meant to last forever.
The other day my granddaughter,Kai and I decided to visit the local beach.More correctly,she asked to go there.
I love this picture of Kai running along,without a care in the world.
I think she is watching her shadow here.
Children have such a simple trust and joy.
We grown-ups on the other hand know how to complicate everything.
I think I for one spend too much time worrying about the 'what ifs'.
God is in control and He has promised to take care of each of us.
I need to take more time to play in the sand and spend less time fretting and being sad.
We found this old tree,its limbs going in all directions but straight.
I look at this and I see that even though the tree is not growing the way we think it should,it still is producing green leaves and does what trees should do.
All photos taken with my iPhone.
My life is not always going in the direction I would like,but I can still be fruitful and live as God would have me live.
One of the things that I believe God wants to see in HIs children is joy and happiness.I must look for happy things and events,see God in all around me.
Yes,I know that tears will still fall from time to time,but I want to not waste my days wallowing in self pity and misery.
Thought for today:
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect,
It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections.