I used to not understand why everyday my grandmother would say...
'This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.'
For the last several months I have found myself saying the same verse, everyday, multiple times a day even.
I can't necessarily control what is brought into my day, but God made the day and He filters through His hands what reaches me. I can chose to be thankful for the opportunity to live another day (not everyone has this), I can chose to embrace ALL that the day holds (good and bad) and rejoice that I have opportunity to become better or bitter. The choice is up to me. It's up to you.
Will I (we) let the wonderful, the mundane, the painful, the embarrassing, the glorious, the nerve wracking, the hard, the life we live make us more Christ like? or less?
Today I chose more.
Today my MIL arrives, this is not an easy choice.
But it's a choice we all make.