Sunday, March 4, 2012

Make it a Happy Day

I woke up a bit cranky yesterday morning.  No particular reason...I just had a whole lot of things to get done and I woke up with the "to-do list" in my head.  Just thinking about it was causing me stress and I was ready to concede defeat before the day really began.

But then the Lord "popped" a verse into my head ~ don't ya love when He does that!  I realized that I was a whole lot more likely to accomplish things on my list if I decided to get happy about it. It worked! I checked three things off the list!!  The secret? I chose to be happy....simple as that.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bone."
Proverbs 17:22

I'm linking up to "Think on these things".
"Has God impressed on your heart something special this week?
Was there a Scripture verse, a song, a quote, a poem or an encouraging word that came your way and caused you to pause."

Lorraine would love for you to share it!


LDH said...

I sure am appreciative when the Lord 'pops' a verse in my head too! Those to-do lists frequently swim around my head and can become overwhelming on my own. The little sign and the verse help tame the urge to become anxious.

A joy to stop by and also to have you share!
Love, Lorraine

Ann said...

Totally agree with you there and that is one of my most favorite quotes

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Marie, I tend to quote that Scripture a lot. LOL! It is such a good one and so very true. I love to laugh and find it helps whatever ails me at the moment.

Laurie said...

It is so true, we can choose our outlook on life, and I love how you were able to check things off your to-do list just like that! I will be thinking on this verse today!