Delight: a high degree of gratification or pleasure : JOY

How is your November challenge going?? Changing our perspectives and focusing on the positives can be difficult. That is a sad truth. Our culture seems to thrive on negativity. We wear busyness like a badge of honor. We think we are activists because we spew hate on social media. We think it is normal to complain about our spouse and children all of the time. We constantly compare ourselves and our lives to others. We take ourselves way too seriously and we get extremely jealous when others aren't as miserable as us. Then we try to make them look bad and convince ourselves that something is wrong with them. What a way to live this life God gave us.

Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

1 Corinthians 13:6-7 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

What brings you delight? We don’t have to pretend everything is wonderful all of the time. However, we also don’t have to live vexed. I think we all need a little more time for play and fun. The more you focus on opening your heart up for delight, the more delight your find.

I find delight in my rose garden, the sunset, my tree swing, cooking, a clean home, going for a drive, coffee, painting, reading, looking through magazines and so many other small things. I find delight in doing life with my husband. I am grateful for how far we have come in our marriage, I love having a companion. I find delight in my son. I am grateful to be his mom.

I think I find delight in all of those things because I allow those things to lift my heart. I use all of that to drown out the negative. I choose to be a rebel and love my life. I have moments where the negativity creeps in. I have bad days and terrible attitudes. But, my recovery time from those it so much faster now than it used to be.

I challenge you to find the delight. Be a candle in the darkness, the extra sprinkles on a cupcake, the sunshine on a cloudy day, the firecracker, the rebel, the peace, the grace, the truth, the hope and the love. This life is too short to miss the delight in it.

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