The technological world of today takes away many emotions. We have tried to add them back with emoticons. And to some extent it works. This set of symbols is a challenge to me though. I can choose to be happy or choose to not be. It is the same situation, it is my perspective that has the biggest impact.
It has been called many things, being an optimist, seeing the glass as half full not half empty. But I think that it is a choice. Each day we can choose to be positive or we can choose to be negative.
James 1:2-3 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” It does not say it will be all easy in our lives, but that we should count it as joy. I see this as choosing joy. Joy is a choice, it changes everything.