Fill in the blank. Life is____________.

Depending on the day, depending on your mood, your answer may vary.

Each day we live, life presents new opportunities and challenges.

One day is filled with joy and celebration, while the next is beset with grief and mourning. That’s life… through and through.

We don’t control the assignments life hands us. We wake up in the morning and our inbox is full.

We can’t go through the paperwork and pull out the things we want to face and throw the others in the trash. We have to deal with the good and the bad.

It can often seem that the requirements of each day are insurmountable. Day after day, the burden becomes heavier until we are physically stooped under its weight.

Our attitude and outlook begins to tarnish. Sunny days are filled with rain. Dark clouds hover over us wherever we go. We grow negative, pessimistic, and angry toward life.

We are consumed with what is wrong, not what has gone right. We are like the Children of Israel after God had performed wondrous signs and freed them from their captivity.

We complain and obsess over the journey ahead forgetting who delivered us to this point in our life.

Our faith is evaporated. We refuse to look at what God has done and continues to do, we myopically focus on our current condition and say, “Why me?”

We may not have control over the lemons we are handed in life, but we determine what we do with them.

We can bite into life and pucker at it’s bitter taste or sweeten a sour situation with the proper outlook and make life more palatable.

Effective living is all about attitude, perspective, and most importantly faith.

If we wake up each morning with a heart of acceptance, understanding our purpose in life and God’s plan for us, we can better handle the challenges we face.

Start each day completing the sentence in a uplifting manner. There is a bumper sticker I like that states it pretty simply… Life is Good.

After all, life comes from God. We read in Genesis 1 that looking upon his creation he saw that it was VERY GOOD. Who are we to question Him and the works of His hand?

This needs to be the vision for our lives. Go out and make it good. It’s within your power, no matter your situation, to make life good. Prioritize your perspective and order your life properly.

1. God. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

2. Others“…in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”

3. Self. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

No matter your wealth, you are richer than most in the world. No matter your health, you are one step closer to Home.

Find the fortune in each day, in each person, in each situation, and remember Life is Good!

How do you find the good in each new day?

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