Ok, I woke up grouchy. Don’t know why, just did. Maybe it was that I woke up late, didn’t feel good, didn’t want to go to work, didn’t have anything to pack for lunch, didn’t get the stuff done over the weekend I wanted to get done, football team lost, heard the criticisms in my head that people had given me on speaking at an event, et cetera. Then I made a choice. I chose not to stay in that because I wanted to be happy. I didn’t want to waste any more of today on negative feelings – because, as it says in Psalm 118:24, “THIS is the day the Lord has made – we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Our wise President Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” So (with a little effort) I turned it around – even if it was Monday morning! I was only a few minutes late, I felt a little better (after some coffee), I decided I am grateful to have a job and that I could spend a few bucks on lunch, I forgave myself and congratulated myself for getting a few things done toward my goals, I realized I had fun with my neighbors watching the game (and ate well!), I turned off the negative voices and remembered the positive ones I had heard yesterday – and I read a passage out of scripture, I prayed to have faith, I told my husband to have a good day, I listened to a positive message from Joel Osteen (about being happy!) on the car ride, I smiled when I walked into work, and I wrote this message for you! Make it a joyful day – I’m sure that’s what God wants for us.