Jun. 16, 2018

DON"T LET OTHERS DETERMINE YOUR HAPPINESS. MAKE EVERY DAY BEAUTIFUL!

MAKE TODAY... WONDERFUL! IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU. THINK ABOUT TODAY AS A UNIQUE ADVENTURE.

TODAY, DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED. DO SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ON YOUR TO-DO LIST. FIND A PLEASANT MEMORY FROM YOUR PAST AND "RELIVE" IT. DARE TO LAUGH, GIGGLE, LOVE THE REMEMBERED MOMENT.

THINK BACK. REMEMBER SOMEONE WHO ONCE LOVED YOU, SOMEONE WHO IS NO LONGER IN YOUR LIFE...SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL/HANDSOME AND SPECIAL. PICTURE THAT "SOMEONE" AND SMILE. SAY "THANK YOU" TO THAT PERSON...OUTLOUD.

BEST OF ALL, TAKE TIME TODAY... TO SAY "THANK YOU" TO GOD. IN FACT, HONOR HIM BY SINGING YOUR FAVORITE SONG OR HYMN! GOD DOESN'T CARE IF YOU SOUND LIKE A PROFESSIONAL. GOD ONLY CARES THAT YOU LOVE HIM...IN WORD, DEED, AND SONG. SING LIKE A CHILD, HAPPY....FEARLESS... PROUD TO BE ONE OF GOD'S CHILDREN.

EARLY THIS MORNING, WALKING ALONG THE SPILLWAY TRAIL WITH BIG DOG- CUBBY DOG....I FOUND MYSELF SINGING "JESUS LOVES ME" AND IT FELT RIGHT. GOD WAS LISTENING BECAUSE--- HE WALKS WITH ME, TOO.

WITH FEWER DAYS IN FRONT OF ME, THAN BEHIND ME, I'VE LEARNED TO STOP PEOPLE FROM INTERFERING WITH MY HAPPINESS. I WORK EVERYDAY TO KEEP MY LIFE FREE FROM STATIC--FREE FROM MAN-MADE STRESS. I REFUSE TO LET ANYONE DESTROY MY JOY.

SIMPLE PLEASURES, LIKE SPOTTING A DEER IN THE WOODS, SHARING THE OUTSIDE WITH SQUIRRELS, POSSUMS, BIRDS, AND ALL OF NATURE"S CREATIVE DESIGNS... REMINDS ME THAT LOVING ALL GOD'S CREATIONS IS A GIFT AND...IT'S FREE. SUCH BLESSINGS ARE FREE..TO ALL OF US..WHEN WE TAKE TIME TO ENJOY THEM.

BUT..I WARN YOU, BE CAUTIOUS. NEVER ALLOW HUMANS TO DETERMINE YOUR DAY---OR YOUR HAPPINESS---OR YOUR LIFE.

I'VE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO ADVISE EVERYONE OF ONE ABSOLUTE FACT: HUMANS CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE THEN.... BILL YOU FOR THEIR SERVICES.

SIMPLY,

SALLY