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There is something about January. It's a time for fresh starts and new goals and all of that good stuff. I've said before that I don't really do new years resolutions, and that is still true, but I love coming up with new goals that will better me as a person. 

Since we are almost out of January (where the heck did this month go?!), I thought I would share my goal for the year. It's simple, really. 

Choose joy. 


I've come to realize that joy isn't just an involuntary reaction. It's a choice. We have the power to see joy in every situation just like we have the power to see the negative. I am taking a page out of my husband's book here since he is so good at seeing the positive. I want to make a cognitive effort every day to choose joy. 

When it's freezing or raining outside and all I want to do is take a walk with some vitamin D...

When work gets stressful...

When I really don't feel like cleaning...

When I don't feel pretty...

When my husband is driving me bananas...

When I miss my daughter...

When life throws the tough stuff...

I want to choose joy. 

This is my goal for the year. I firmly believe that joy can be found in every situation if we are willing to see it. So let's do this, 2016. Let's find the joy. 


Do you have a word or phrase you are focusing on this year?


8 comments :

Lisa C said...

I definitely agree that joy is a choice. It's easy to forget about it and get down in the dumps. Choosing joy is a good way to be more intentional with your time.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Such a beautiful verse!

Bailey Kay said...

I love your phrase for the year! Mine is quite similar, to trust in God and be happy.

Carly Blogs Here said...

Love this-- such a simple phrase that really can turn around your entire day/mindset.

Jen said...

I absolutely love this, I wish more people would choose joy. It's such a powerful thing.

Janelle Cook said...

I love this idea, and I think choosing joy is just perfect!

Tammy Jo said...

This is a wonderful goal!!!! Something I need to embrace for sure!

Stephanie said...

Yes yes yes! Love this outlook!

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