Have you ever had a day when you just felt glad??? Today is one of those days for me! I am fortunate enough to have a roof over my head with warm heat coming from my furnace on this cold 1 degree temperature day! The sun is shining and glistening on the newly fallen snow and it is beautiful!!!
What makes a person glad? Happy? Bright? What fills you with delight? What are you very willing to do "gladly?" Is it doing something for others? Completing a task or project? Spending time with friends or family? Finally taking a day off from work? Winning tickets to a ball game or the Symphony? Relaxing? Think about how you would answer that question....
Here are a few things that make us glad: family, friends, our home, our job, travel, modern conveniences at our fingertips, an array of food to choose from for our meals, activities to be involved with and enjoy....We are so blessed - make a mental list of the things you feel glad to have in your life and see if your disposition doesn't change for the better!
Being glad brings you many health benefits, too:
You feel your spirit soar.
Sunny thoughts fill your mind.
You feel lucky to be alive.
Wonderful things seem to happen all around you.
You feel inspired.
Happiness seems to surround you.
You are not stressed.
You are not depressed or anxious.
Going the extra mile seems to come easy.
You feel motivated.
There is a lilt in your step.
You heart is truly glad.
Why are some days like this and others not? Is it our perspective? Our attitude? Our circumstances? Or, is it because we finally have accepted ourselves for who we really are? We feel content and at ease with ourselves. We are content to let go of the old and look forward to the new. We are willing to look for the best that is yet to be! And, we are willing to count the reasons we have to be glad!!!
Psalm 46:4 says:
"There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most high dwells."
Does that make you glad to hear those words? It does me!!! To know we have a God who dwells within us, making us glad - that is the most wonderful reason my heart sings!
I hope that you will reflect on these ideas and look for the many wonderful reasons you have to be glad in your life! Ahhhh....I am so grateful to feel glad today! There IS a lilt in my step, sunny thoughts DO fill my mind and I am glad. Truly glad.