don’t forget to smile

I was thinking about my mom today and how joyful she was. Her perspective on life was contagious, some people couldn’t believe she was so joyful. It was genuine, like she had a secret. Her joy spilled out as smiles, giggles, hugs, dancing, praise, prayers, love, surprise, and pure excitement about everything. She was incredibly childlike and didn’t even try to hide it. And she seriously loved Jesus, so much! Ahh I miss that! Today remembering all of this just made me want to celebrate her and learn more about living JOYFUL. Looking at the bright side of life. Not taking myself too seriously. And just loving Jesus. She’s been gone for four years and she is still teaching me so much! I love you mom!

“I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise 
shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
The humble shall hear 
of it and be glad.Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.”

Psalm 34:1-3