Have you ever considered what makes a good day a good day?
I know it can be different things that make a good day good, but today felt like a good day. I was busy all day since I decided to throw a last minute surprise birthday party for my husband. His birthday was on a Wednesday, so it was easy for people to come to my house to eat and then go straight to the prayer service. We had three other families over which made for 24 people. I cooked all day; yet even after working all day, it still felt like a great day.
I had to think, “Why is it a great day when I’ve been working all day?”
Here are some reasons I came up with:
- I was working to make someone else happy.
- We had fellowship and fun with others.
- The kids loved having others over, so they were happy too.
- My husband actually was surprised!
- The ladies helped wash the dishes after the dinner, so I came home to a relatively clean house. (That made it a great day all by itself!)
See, it isn’t always the big things that make it a great day. If you’re having a bad day, maybe try doing something for someone else that will make them feel good. That in itself will help you feel better.
This week, I’ve also been contemplating what I can do different this year.
I wrote my one word for 2017/ goals for 2017 post and shared how I wanted to do better in many areas of my life this year. (I also shared a giveaway for a planner on that post!) Besides doing my daily devotions, I also want to read some books that are good for me spiritually this year. Here are 3 books I am going to start with (affiliate links):
- Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss — I could get a free book on Black Friday when I was ordering other books for presents, so I choose this one. I have enjoyed all her books.
- Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst — I had a coupon for free shipping from Family Bookstore, so I chose this book. I thought it was just about craving God, but maybe God knew this is what I needed to help me lose weight.
- A Life God Rewards: Why Everything You Do Today Matters Forever by Bruce Wilkinson — I needed one more dollar to get to free shipping with CBD, and this was $1 there. So we’ll see how it is.
For fun, I am sometime going to read The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I bought it for my oldest daughter for Christmas, and she loves it.
As I read these books, I’ll share some of my thoughts here on Thoughtful Thursdays. What books are you reading that are good for you? If you want ebooks on health or essential oils/herbs, there is a flash sale going on only today. Go HERE to find out more information. I am giving everyone who orders through my link some money back!
Here are a couple of thoughts from my devotions this week:
- Mark 1:38 Jesus says, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” From Believer’s Bible Commentary, “I need to know the purpose that God has for me to do and keep that preeminent.”
- Mark 2:27, “And He said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” Again, from Believer’s Bible Commentary, ask, “How may I best use this day to the glory of God, to the blessing of my neighbor, and to my spiritual good?”
Here are some posts I enjoyed last week:
- I actually subscribed to get this free January prayer calendar from Joy in my Kitchen. What a great idea!
- Royal Little Lambs found some Bible Studies for the New Year for you.
- Gratitude Journals from Letters in the Sand
- No One Will Take Away Your Joy from Mississippi Mom
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