“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Yes, we need faith and enthusiasm to get the most out of this journey called life. We are here to delight in the world finding joy in daily life, no matter what it brings.
Sometimes gravity through the years not only drags us down physically, but emotionally as well. It takes a special type of courage to brave the pain and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.
Life presents itself to us in many ways. Learn to recognize God’s invitations and respond with a resounding “YES”.
Mother Teresa gives us some wise words to remember:
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.
Use this prayer to keep that joyful focus:
Dear Lord, Let me delight in your world finding the joy in my daily life. Let my spirit dance all the way to heaven for the eternal celebration. I know you will provide me with all I need so there’s no need for me to worry. Thank you.