Thursday, January 27, 2011

10 things I LOVE about today

I woke up discouraged this morning.
For no particular reason, just discouraged. A bit sad. A little overwhelmed. Maybe a hint of loneliness in there too.
As I was getting ready for the day, I had this moment with God. I was thinking to myself "I'm discouraged. Today's going to be awful." Then God, in all of his loveliness, spoke to me, "Emily, you're discouraged, but I'm still here. Ask me for encouragement. Ask me for joy. As me for peace. Ask me for my presence today. I WILL say yes! Today will only be awful if you let it be awful."
Just like that, perspective.

"...Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable." Philippians 4:8

SO, I've decided to make a list of 10 things I love about today. I hope you enjoy them, and maybe you'll make your own list.

1. I love that my Dutch Bros. peeps know my drink. Even if I'm not ordering. And notice that I dyed my hair. They're so presh.
2. I love that my cat thinks his GIANT body can fit in tiny spaces. So funny.
3. I love that my alarm clock is a Weezer song.
4. I love that I got to use my BRAND NEW vanity today.
5. I love that I woke up without any allergies.
6. I love that the sun is shining SO beautiful and bright outside.
7. I love that I found a dollar in my jeans.
8. I love that Jenna is in the office with me today.
9. I love that I get to have lunch with Julie Read.
10. I love that my heart is content.

I will fix my thoughts on these lovely, wonderful things. I will fix my eyes upon the truth my Father reminds me of. He WILL say yes.

1 comment:

Mary Poppins (I wish!) said...

Hey, Emily :) I know you don't know me... but I have been reading your blog for quite some time now... just constantly encouraged by your love for Jesus and His presence in your life and in other's lives as well! I thought it was about time I come out of depths of "stalking" (not in a weird way, but still!), and let you know how blessed I am by your posts. Have a blessed day!

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