So, the prompt to write about today is “describe the happiest day of your life”
Happy – meaning “greatly pleased and content” is from the 1520s.
To describe the “happiest day” I suppose would mean picking
a day or event that stands above the rest of the days.
SO – how about at my beginning? You can see in an early picture of me the joy on my face, innocence, enjoying the simple little toy duck and smiling at those around me with
pure joy. No worries, no anxieties, no complaints . . . just plain happy. It did not matter what was going on
outside – it mattered what was going on inside!
Maybe that is what I need in this time of loud voices and
dark fears . . . enjoyment in the simple, smiling at those
around me, and letting the worries, anxieties, and complaints
slide right off of me like off that toy duck’s back!
I am going to find that duck and all that goes with it!!!
Here’s to another “happiest day” of my life . . .
a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6.
My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)!
I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting!
Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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Thanks for your encouraging thoughts!
I’m so glad to know you’re a Christian. I came to Christ at the age of 25. I have a saying that I coined and I want to have it put on my gravestone.
“Only in death will I have reached my full potential.”
While we’re living, we will always be works in progress. We will never reach perfection, nor are we supposed to. Life is meant to make mistakes, be stupid at times, and learn from our mistakes. Life is a time for lessons to be learned and passing those lessons onto others.
When I finally breathe my last and meet my Lord, then I can truly say,
“I’ve made it. I’ve reached the finish line. I will eternally be in His glory and presence.”
Now, THAT will be the happiest day of my life! Amen!