Each day of our lives we experience a flood of choices.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. I have a quote by Elsie de Wolfe in my writing area that says, “I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.” I’m aware I don’t do that every day, or even parts of every day, but it is especially important to me to be reminded I have a choice. I have a choice whether my tone will be cold or warm, a choice to embrace the day with a smile or a frown, a choice to be grateful or ungrateful. Each day of our lives we experience a flood of choices. We’re not going to get it right every time. We’re not going to make everything around us beautiful each day – and that’s simply because we’re human. But by having reminders like this quote around us, we can intentionally choose beauty. We can intentionally choose to be kind and loving. We can intentionally choose to not allow bitterness to take root. We can raise our hands, raise our voices, and say aloud…I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life TODAY! Saying it aloud does something in our brains that makes it stick. Saying it to someone else makes us more accountable. Saying it to the Lord brings joy and peace.
Ephesians 4:31-32 says, “Put aside all bitterness, losing your temper, anger, shouting, and slander, along with every other evil. Be kind, compassionate, and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ.” May you and I make the kind of choices that make everything around us beautiful. Live the way you want to be remembered.
See you next time.