today i choose joy because i want to. for no other reason than, choosing joy is the best option i have today. it’s the best option every day. despite feelings (or maybe those are hormones, let’s be real here) that may shout to the contrary, i have no reason but to choose joy.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.