There was one time in college I was asked one of the most interesting questions Ive eeer been asked. “Why are you so happy? Every time I see you, you’re like always in a good mood.” I didn’t have an answer. I kid you not, speechless. Another friend at the table replied “God. I mean I don't know what else to say, I think it’s God in her.” She went on to say it’s probably what makes people want to be around me. I am FARRRRR from perfect and I’m sure not everyone wants to be around me, but it was still awesome to hear lol. I have my own internal struggles, I mean we all do, but God. The joy of the Lord REALLY is my strength. Dead serious. You hear many preachers say that you need to be an example, an ambassador of Christ (Shoutout to Ms. Karen) always representing him, everywhere we go and not just on Sunday. So for someone to say that about me makes me believe I actually am salt and light in this world. I believe that positive energy can be contagious and if I can encourage my peers just from having a positive attitude and genuine joy, so can you :)
Take time to jump start your day with prayer and devotionals instead of checking your Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat feeds. I got this tip from @HeyFranHey on her wellness segment of The Friend Zone and it’s helped me have great mornings and even better days. Be a little selfish and focus on your daily goals and talk to God about your fears, doubts, and everything else keeping you from being happy. Do not settle with being content, 'cause you only live once. (Drizzy was giving us a WORD!)
Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart
Pause and think on that (Selah).