Today, on the 4th of JULY, I post my final #100 Days of Happy – Day 100 – Because He Lives.
I have learned a lot posting something everyday, for the last 100 days, of what makes me happy. I have learned that even though, LIFE, sometimes throws its punches and brings me to knees – it’s the little things in life that matter.
- time spent with your family and friends
- snuggling with your pets
- long, hot, relaxing bubble baths
- smell good bath bombs
- the awesomeness of God’s creation in nature
- creating a new craft project that inspires someone
- hearing a song that gives you goosies
- the pound that you lose
- the pound you gain back because of the piece of chocolate cake
- rockin a workout to lose that pound that again
- massages and fascia releases to loosen tight hamstrings – which make me grumpy
- knowing with all my heart that GOD loves me and will never leave me.
There is a lot more – a whole lot more, which made me realize happiness is a journey – a positive journey. Everyday, I have to wake up and choose the happy road. The happy road is the road that leads to peace, contentment, joy, love, self-discipline, gratefulness, faithfulness, patience, and kindness. Happy is right in front of me and it’s down the road – always there. It’s my choice if I take the sadness, or complaining, or angry detour. (which I do every now and then). In the words of my trainer, choosing happiness is the process where I teach myself to enjoy the empty nest, push myself when I’m working out, trust myself that I will lose weight and be comfortable with Being Debbie. IS it easy? God never promised an easy road to happy.
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-
That’s what it’s all about. Counting it ALL joy – even when you are surrounded by troubles and trials. That is why I do what I do, from my workouts to Chalk Couture, Stampin Up and Willowstone, taking care of my house, visiting with my kids and their friends, wives, and my grandkids, Talko Tuesdays with my new trainer, feeling the love from ALL of my friends here on social media and nearby, snuggling with my Great Dane – everything has been given to me by God to give me joy – to give me the desires of my heart –
Even down to living here in the USA and being able to enjoy that freedom of pursuing happiness.
Because He Lives – I can face tomorrow. Because He Lives – all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future and life is worth the living – just Because He Lives!!!
Happy 4th of July – y’all – Because He lives you have freedom
Because He Lives I can remain
A few of my happy pictures!