.....happy? Or maybe… horrific/"whatever!”/thrilling/special/reflective describes the day more accurately from your seat.
For some, yesterday was a day of deep gratitude as we thought of how blessed our children (and/or we) are to have the World's Greatest Dad!
Others cried because they have lost their dad, with every "Happy Father's Day" packing a punch.. My heart goes out to you if you're in this boat.
Maybe you stood in the aisle looking at cards describing the "Dad who has always been there,” dismayed because there wasn't a card that described your jerk of a Dad. That's when the funny ones win out; maybe the laugh will numb the pain.
Perhaps you’ve never bought a Father's Day card because you have no idea who he is. Take comfort, there is a Father for the Fatherless.
Then there is the one reading this whose children's father is not in the picture. Your day yesterday may have been a reminder of the loneliness you experience or the anger of having to be both mom and dad.
There are too many scenarios and ranges of brutiful (brutal + beautiful) situations to list. You get the idea. Here is the point of this blog...
However yesterday hit you, today is the beginning of the rest of your life, and there is only one person in charge of your happy and heart. It's the one reading this right now- no one else. Guard your heart and decide to not be heartbroken because a broken heart means a broken life. Don't have that.
Out of your heart flows the issues of life. Your heart is a love factory. It is where God lives, and it is where joy, peace, patience, and any of the fruit you need in this moment flow from. Love is what NEVER fails. Unresolved anger, bitterness, strife, and jealousy stop the flow of life inside of you. That begins to affect every part of you spirit, soul, & body. Love gives life & casts out fear of your future. Love wins.
It can be "well with your soul" today ANYWAY! You can love ANYWAY! Browse back through the archived blogs on happyanyway.org if you need a "how to" on being happy ANYWAY.
If this has rained on your parade today because you are sitting on the top of the world, soak it up and dance through the rest of this week with joy unspeakable. Let me ask you to join me in praying for those who needed this encouragement desperately while you let this blog remind you of all the reasons you have to be thankful and happy! You can never have too much happy!