October Reflections

10.05.2012

I wish I could come up with a new excuse for being a terrible blogger.  Sadly, I'm not that clever nor do I have a truly valid reason other than, I'm a terrible blogger.

Well, now that's out of the way, I'll try to catch y'all up on my world the past couple of weeks. My friend, Allison, one amazing wedding weekend that was beautiful from beginning to end...

It's been a blessing to be apart of their journey so far and to celebrate them on the day that changed their lives.

Between the "I do's" and the bundle of joys that have been welcomed into this world, 2012 has proved to be a year of wonderful change for so many of my friends.  It's hard for me to believe how this year has flown by the way it has.  Seeing as how it's only October, I realize it's a bit early to start reminiscing, but I also know that if you don't take purposeful pause in your life, you miss it.

Another thing I've learned as the days of 2012 have flown by, is that happiness and joy are not synonymous. Being happy is an emotion that can change depending on the moment; joy is a gift from God that no one or nothing can take from you.  Joy is what gets us through the day and it's our choice to recognize that.  Work, family, friends, finances, (insert whatever else), can effect our mood or our day, but it's our choice on whether or not those things effect our lives.

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
- John 16:33

So, my challenge to myself, and to you, is to choose joy over whatever the world wants to hurl toward me.  I'll try my hardest to catch it and deal with it, but I know that I'm not alone in that game of catch.  God's hands are bigger, stronger and more reliable than mine could ever be.

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2 i love your comments!:

short stack said...

man. all 3 of us got married this year. that's nuts. YOU'VE BEEN BUSY :)

i miss you!!!!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

absolutely love that verse...thanks for the reminder today!

 
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