Advent Word/Day 26

I am not a proponent of the power of positive thinking. I don’t believe you can will yourself out of depression. Or that a good mental attitude will heal your body of a physical disease. I have however, come around the tiniest bit to the concept of choosing joy.

I am a worst case scenario type of gal. I worry a lot and get bogged down by anxiety and the next item on my to do list at any time of year, much less the stress filled holiday season. I have discovered that when a moment can go one way or another, if I consciously stop my thought process and choose to see the beauty in a given moment and the joy that it brings, I can sometimes derail that train of negative thought. Is that always the case? No! But any opportunities to choose joy can help brighten a day, a season, and a life.

-Karri Temple Brackett
December 22, 2022

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