Blessed ♥

Did you ever just get an overwhelming feeling of being blessed in a God-given happiness sort of way? The kind that when you can close your eyes, breathe in and feel yourself fill up and overflow with blessings. The kind where you think of everyone in your life, everything you have in your life and where your life is headed and you just sit in awe, tears hanging in your eyes. I adore days like this, I feel like they are such a gift from God.

This type of joy comes from memories and reminders of blessings, not riches or abundance.  As I get older, I'm realizing just what blessings God has given me in my life. Joy is my choice. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit, second only to love, it flows from God, not circumstances.

I may not be perfect BUT God loves me!
I may not have a bucket-load of friends BUT but I have a handful of amazing ones!
I may not be rich, have a first-class house or expensive cars BUT I'm super rich in love!
I may not be thin BUT my husband sure does love me just as I am!
I may not have a big paying job BUT I feel I have the best one ever!
I may not live close to any stores BUT I love my little small town, USA!

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18