Friday, September 16, 2011

Choosing Joy - Five Minute Friday

I've finally done it! :D I finally participated in Five Minute Friday link up with Gypsy Mama! :D I just posted a writing last night, and now I'm posting this... so you get to read two writings from me this morning! :D I hope you enJoy! ;)

Choosing Joy

Sometimes, I forget what I was created for... WHY I was created.

But on the really happy days, I REMEMBER.

I remember that "men are, that they might have joy."  2 Nephi 2:25 We, you, me, all of God's children... are literally created, for the purpose of experiencing joy.

Sometimes, when I am not experiencing joy, it is because I forget that I must experience the bitter to know the sweet; the rough to know the gentle; the sadness, to know the happiness...

Each day is a gift from God.

The good days,

 ...and the not so good days.

 The strong days,

...and the days in which I cry and wish I were stronger.

My life is a gift, a gift of joy from my Father in Heaven who loves me so much that He purposefully created me just as I am, unique to every other person on the planet.

He created me with special gifts and talents uniquely mine.

He created me with purpose...

...the purpose that I might have joy, and in my own unique way, bring joy to others.

 So I choose joy.

I choose to be  the joyful person I was created to be.

I choose to be thankful for every aspect of my joyful life!

STOP: 5 minutes is up!

PS. I actually did this TWICE, (so this is more like 10 minute Friday for me! :o)and decided to include the first writing at the bottom of this page. LOL (I finally do it, and I do it twice! ) I just wasn't happy with the first one, but maybe someone else will like it, so here it is!

Today is the first day, of the rest of my life.

Today, I am choosing Joy.

I am choosing to live a joyful life.

I am choosing NOT to be overwhelmed about the many tasks at hand... but to instead be thankful for a full life with many opportunities for learning and growth.

I am choosing not to over analyze,

but to instead let God take care of the worries, and simply go forward with faith.

I am choosing to toss out all thoughts which are idle... thoughts which do nothing to help me or others to have joy in life.

"Men are that they might have joy." 2 Nephi 2:25

I was created so that I can have joy.

I am a source of joy to my Father in Heaven.

I choose to live my life in such a way, as to have great joy.

I choose to simplify.

To always obey God's commandments, take time for family, love and serve as many people as I can,

... and not worry about the rest.

I choose to live with Joy. :)


  1. Lovely... Every moment we have the choice... just lovely!

  2. Thanks for taking the 5/10 minutes to write these today! Blessings!

  3. You are awesome (but you already know I think that, right?)

  4. I think these are BOTH wonderful posts! You said it exactly right...

    My husband's cousin coincidentally posted this on her Facebook today and I felt like it goes with your posts today:

    “We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.” - Marjorie Hinckley

    Totally fits, doesn't it? It actually goes more with your "Until Today" post, but I thought you might like it.

    I think you are fabulous! :)

  5. Great to have you here in the 5 Minute Friday community!

    I love this...
    "The strong days,
    ...and the days in which I cry and wish I were stronger."

    How I feel that too.....choosing joy along with you!

  6. Misty - Hi and welcome to my blog! Thank you for visiting! I hope you come back again. I love to check out the blogs of those who comment on my blog, and assure you that I will be at your blog soon. And, yes, to have the choice - EVERY MOMENT - to CHOOSE JOY... well, it really is LOVELY!!! :D

    A Diamond in the Rough - Once again, Hello, and welcome to my blog! You are so welcome... and thank you for your expression of gratitude and blessings! :) Blessings to you as well, and please come on back again! :D I am excited to check out yours in the next few days (after this wonderful conference I am attending all day is over). See you again soon! :)

    Laura - THANK YOU!!!! :D
    I THRIVE on compliments; :o But, you probably could already guess that, couldn't you? ;)

    PS YOU are totally AWESOME, too! :D

    Ginger - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the awesome quote!!! It definitely fits the "Until Today" post. Thank you! :) And, YOU ARE FABULOUS, TOO! ;)

    Lindsey - Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I'm truly excited to finally be a part of it! I'm glad you enjoyed my words, and are choosing joy, too! :D Please come back again, and I look forward to visiting with you as well!

    Corine :D

  7. Welcome to the fun of the 5 minute fridays! They are a great way to find blogs that are just so amazing!

    "We are created for joy."
    That just makes me smile, but also reminds me that joy is for all the time, the easy and the difficult.

    Nicely done!

  8. Thank you, Kim. And WELCOME to my blog! :D

    Isn't it cool that we were created TO HAVE JOY? I have another post I wrote about Joy which you might like. Here is the link:

    PS Thank you so much for being so welcoming to 5 fminute Fridays! :D I'm excited! This is adding an element of "fun" to my joyful life! :)

    Have a joyful day!

    Corine :D

  9. You did it!! That is so great I am excited to read your 5 minute posts. Great start

  10. Thanks, Cassi! :D I'm happy about it... :) I don't know why I ever procrastinate things which take such little time???


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