Psalm 16:11 – You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
The alarm goes off.
“Uggg,” he groans. And that’s how another day begins.
Life can sometimes seem to be nothing more than just another chore. A boring chore. The same steps are taken Monday through Friday with only a few changes on the weekends:
So what’s missing in those days? Did you see anything different? Was there an outing to the lake or a trip to Grandma’s house?
Not really. Not often. Most of the time, we are just moving through life.
When did life become just another chore? Somewhere along the way life turned from being full of happiness to a life full of groaning about the things we have to get done and nothing about making life more enjoyable.
Entreprenueur.com has some ideas in their article, “8 Tiny Things to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable,” such as set your alarm clock half an hour earlier so you have time in the morning to exercise, meditate, read, check emails and have breakfast with your family. It saves you from rushing out the door.
It is possible with a little bit of effort to make your life more enjoyable.
God also wants to put some fun back into your day. In the verse above the writer recognized God could direct his path and fill him with joy. Let’s give God a shot at helping us become happier people instead of always grumbling before we start our day. Even if at first try you can’t imagine how you will squeeze anything more out of your day, God will show up and surprise you and help you see just how easy it can be.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.