We start every assembly at school with the proclamation, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” It is Psalm 118:24. It just so happens that this is also the calendar thought of the day from Joel Osteen. His comment is not the usual paragraph of thoughts, he just simply adds-Every day is a gift from God.
It is this spirit of simplicity and gratitude that I often lack. I get caught up in all my issues that I forget to breathe and recognize that this day is a blessing. To wake up, breathe in free air, and do as I wish, when I wish. This is the day the LORD has made, I shall rejoice and be glad in it.
Today I rejoice for: health, friends, family, students, employment (twice over), a dog, freedom, a strong mind, a working car, comfortable shoes, apples, birthdays, the ever growing world of computer connectivity, political pundits, chlorinated pool water, my bike trainer, love, laughter, sun, hugs, and the peace that comes from only one place, the Lord.
How do you rejoice today?