A Cheerful Look Brings Joy to the Heart

It was in the middle of last week when I knew that I needed a significant change in attitude.

Standing on our deck, dressed in oversized black sweats, a baggy t-shirt with an oversized gray cardigan and sunglasses to block out the sun; my look matched my attitude.

Dull and gray.

I didn’t even bother straightening my hair. Curly by nature, my unruly hair whipped in the wind.

Seeing the sad state that his mother was in, my very observative 16-year-old son said, “No offense, mom, but you look like you just emerged from your office after five straight weeks of writing!”

Connor was right. I looked a mess, and instead of being offended, I laughed until I cried.

And you know what?

It felt good!

That’s when I decided to count my blessings instead of my trials during these unprecedented times.

 

 

Counting my Blessings

At the beginning of this pandemic, I focused on what we were missing out on. Running to Hobby Lobby just to look around, going into a restaurant and sitting down to eat, cheering the boys on during track and scholastic bowl, and going to work, were just of few of the things that I was grieving over.

Now, I am counting my blessings. We are all healthy. My husband can work from home, and we have extra time to spend together as a family. We’ve slowed down our fast-paced life and are enjoying one another. When this is all over, and it will be, we will go back to the crazy busy lives we once had.

I love Proverbs 15:30a from the New Living Translation. “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart.”

When your perspective changes and you see the joy in your surroundings, that will bring joy to your heart!

Holy Week

With COVID-19 dominating the airwaves, it’s easy to lose track of time and the significance of this week.

It’s Holy Week. While we will not be physically joining our church family on Sunday, let’s still make this Easter Sunday a special one!

We cannot forget the great sacrifice that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, made for us! His death and resurrection have enabled us to have eternal life with the Father in Heaven.

The Father’s love is so great, and the Son’s sacrifice is so eternal.

Happy Easter, my friends! Never forget that you are loved immensely by our Savior!

2 Comments

  1. Grace on April 10, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Beautiful encouraging thoughts reminding me to focus on what I have rather than what I am missing (like Hobby Lobby lol).

    • Missy Eversole on April 14, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you, Grace! Praying for you during this time!

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