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Being Joyful

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Being Joyful is not just a mere emotion it is an act of faith that you are choosing to be happy no matter where you are at in life.

Back in 2009 when my husband lost his job, I was told this by a friend of mine , saying "you need to choose to be happy" took awhile but it sunk in , some days its harder to grasp than others.

now back to 2012 , I have totally grasped that philosophy and intergrating it into my life and soul. Husband is still out of work , but wow !! we are still here ! by the grace of God we are still here!!

I am working full time, we have medical benefits, my husband is going to school and learning so much and getting new skills put on his resume' he has counslers and resources to help him find a job , we are both feeling better,

Which comes to another pearl of wisdom, You cannot lose weight if you are not healthy, I am getting my thyroid back under control I am feeling better and have more momentum to lose the weight and change my lifestyle ,

How do I feel today , I feel empowered and joyful!! The past three Christmas' have been fighting depression kind of seasons. This year totally 360 up turn, this year under our tree is not bare, and I am not talking about things I am go ing to get,

I get to buy for my husband whom I love and is so supportive and I am so proud of him, I get to help others who may be having a worse off time than I am this time of year , we got to buy for a little girl off the giving tree through my work this year, my heart was so full and light , knowing that on Christmas morning this little child is going to find some happiness and fulfillment in her little life, and that fulfills me!!!

We get to give food to homeless families in our community , true my husband and I still have needs but we still have our home!! And God provides us with food, and obviously we are not lacking in the food department , hence Weight Watchers LOL!!

So my summary today is this: being happy is a choice make it every day , no matter what happens keep that happiness , dont let anything or anyone rob you of that joy.

and to be able to lose the weight you need to be healthy , if you are not feeling well its hard to get that motivation going .

Be well and be happy!!

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MARYBETH4884 12/9/2012 6:37PM

    This is a wonderful message to spread! Being joyful is truly an act of faith and you have found wonderful ways to spread your joy. Thanks for spreading it to SparkPeople . Have a wonderful and joyous Christmas!

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MAHGRET 12/9/2012 5:51PM

    Thanks for sharing, this is what I needed to hear today.

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TONYA46 12/9/2012 10:31AM

    Hello Diva,

You are absolutely right about choosing to be happy no matter what...............I lost my job in September, 2012 and actually I wasn't depressed nor did I feel bad, I had food to put on the table, a roof over my head, and I had my peace of mind and my sanity... I couldn't ask for more, along with the fact I have my loving and supportive family, not here in Florida, but my hometown of Detroit, Michigan........

We all have so much to be thankful for and we spend so much time being depressed when there are so many more in situations far worse than yours or mines.

Keep your head up.......it does get so much better with time............

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/9/2012 10:30AM

    I struggle with this a lot myself, but I know when I did my 'grateful' month in November, it was hard but I started to see a shift in my attitude because of it. Forcing myself to look at the positive instead of all the negatives does have a beneficial outcome! I am grateful today to see how this has helped your lives, and those you will touch in this holiday season. emoticon

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