Day 111: Positive

Happy Day 111 of Another 100 Days of Hannah… and Counting, y’all!
First things first: I don’t really want to be blogging this morning.
So then why am I?
Because I know I won’t have time later this evening, and I’m still not sure I’m ready to call it quits on this daily blogging habit.
In any case though, y’all, this year, for whatever reason, it’s seemed a lot harder to be positive than normal.
Which, I don’t really understand.
Normally, I feel like it’s pretty easy for me to see the good side of life, and just… have fun.
But, for most of this year, it’s felt like a challenge to be positive.
To find joy.
Rather, it’s been easy to want to complain.
To be frustrated and angry.
This morning’s a day where I’d really like to complain instead of giving thanks.
Where I’d be tempted to write a frustrated email instead of forgiving.
As I consider these options though, I’m reminded of James 1:2-4, which reads:

Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 

Consider it all joy.

Y’all, that’s a tough call.
To be joyful in the midst of trials.
To trust that God is working, even when it doesn’t look like it.
To trust that He is good, even when it doesn’t feel like it.
But that’s the life we’re called to.
And so, I guess, it’s time for me to go find the positive again.
‘Til tomorrow,
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