A Surefire Way to Have a Better Day

Will it be a great day or a difficult one?

Much of it depends on you! Attitude makes all the difference in the shape of a day.

As I sit on my porch swing wrapped in my sweatshirt and typing this post, I’m watching park visitors hanging out on the beach, kayaking, and, yes, even swimming in the lake. The crazy thing? There doing it all in a steady rain with moderate winds and temps in the low 70s–and there having fun!

It would have to be a pretty hefty bribe to get me out there. And I’m pretty sure no one paid them. 

That they are able to have fun at the beach despite the cool rain has less to do with their warm-bloodedness and more to do with their attitude. They came to the park to have fun, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. Instead of moping around and complaining, they decided to make the best of it–to have fun anyway. 

And a more positive attitude always delivers rewards. 

Very few days will ever go as we would like. We will most certainly face unexpected happenings, not-so-nice people, and unpredictable weather. Those things are beyond our control. However, what you and I can control is how we choose to process them. 

Will we look at the unexpected and undesirable as a terrible thing or view it as an opportunity? 

God blesses each of us with a limited number of days on this earth. And we are told each day holds a certain amount of trouble (Matthew 6:34). 

Shifting our attitude can make all the difference in how even the worst day looks. It won’t change the circumstances. But when we choose to see challenges instead of obstacles, growth opportunities instead of setbacks, and hope instead of hopelessness, we are living out our faith.

And that guarantees we have a better day! 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8-9).

Reflections: Has a shift in your attitude ever significantly changed the shape of your day? Let’s encourage each other in the comments with stories of a better day. 

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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