Each morning, when I awaken, I make a choice. I choose whether today is going to be a good day or a bad day. I have found that this, like so many other things is simply a matter of deciding to make it the kind of day you want.
I choose whether I will be happy or I will be sad. This is a choice. I can dwell on the positive or I can roll over and pull the blankets over my head and wait for the day to be done. This is especially an important decision for those of us, like me, who suffer from depression and anxiety. It would sometimes be very easy to just lay in bed all day and ignore the world.
I choose whether I will treat those in my life with love or disdain. Love, I have found, is not an emotion...it is a choice. When you choose to love those that God put into your life, you choose to overlook any small irritations and concentrate on all the wonderful qualities with which they have been blessed.
I choose whether I will smile or frown. It is true, that it is hard to be in a bad mood if you are smiling. So even if you don't feel like it...turn that frown upside down.