Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Best Day of My Life

Today is the best day of my life. Not because I am getting married or having a baby or my child graduates or my first grandchild will be born or because it is my 50th wedding anniversary or I am leaving for vacation. But more because I am alive and I am finding joy in sitting by the pool in the warm sunshine and enjoying my family. 

It's funny, people who spend time with me regularly laugh when I say "This is the best day of my life." I say it every day at some point during the day. I may say it when I order my favorite ice cream or get a drink at Sonic. I may say it when I cross the finish line at a race. I may say it while I sit on my deck and hear the birds chirping. 

You see, if we wait till the big events in life to have a best day, then we spend most of our lives in mediocrity. Don't live in mediocrity, live the best day of your life every day. It's all in your perspective. Look for the good in every day. Find joy in the little things. Happiness is a decision. It's a conscious decision we make every day. We can be like a sailboat tossed to and fro by our circumstances or we can decide to be happy and give thanks in all things. 

May today be the best day of your life. I know it is the best day of mine.