"I'm sorry," my husband says often.
Not because he's done anything wrong, or to offend or hurt me. But just because he can tell I am unsettled, discontent, disappointed at that moment in life in general.
He thinks he has failed because I am not happy all the time, that he needs to wrap me in all the comforts of this life.
Here's an upside down concept: We are mortal creatures. But we have been made in the image of the Divine.
When the Bible uses the word blessing, we can only comprehend it when our framework, our thinking, our wills and our affections have been completely caught up in the ways and power of the One who wrote the Bible. And we can best understanding what it means to be blessed through the words of Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:2-12)
I choose joy.
Joy comes in the morning.
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.
and of course, joy to the world!
When my daughter hears any of these sayings, she usually reacts by rolling her eyes and saying, “like I haven’t heard that a million times.” (Unless it’s an adult -- then she smiles politely and sighs.)
Laura England Miller