Choosing joy, rejoicing no matter what circumstances scream. Emotions, they lie. Situations distort the truth. God's Word, hmmm always perfect truth, trustworthy. Lean on it even with sticky floors.
In our family, we have learned to soak in God's truth. Proclaiming His Word over our day. Meditating, really getting it in, so deep that whatever comes our way, we smile and let the Truth wash over our hearts. A process, consistent, dramatic results.
Each day I wipe slumber from my eyes and whisper 'This is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it.' Been saying it until I believe it. I dare you to start and never stop.
Sleepy mommy, no need to explain. I choose to rejoice. Circumstances begin to shout. On hands and knees cleaning up, well things only a mommy cleans. You get the picture. Can I still be happy?
I had laid the foundation. On hands and knees in a kitchen covered with sticky staining ick, wiping, slopping and smiling. From down deep it comes. The tune bursts forth and I begin to sing "This is the day, the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."
Planted in my heart, His Word works, always. It gets inside if we will deposit it and colors the way we see the world. It's the true secret to the Happy Dance.