I’m so happy I could cry—seriously. It feels good to be among friends and help two of them celebrate big things!
Be sure to come back here on Tuesday where I’ll share an exclusive interview with Jennifer and there will be a fun surprise too!
Your Face Will Surely Show It
We’ve faced a lot of hard things lately—maybe not directly, but our friends’ heartache has impacted us. I saw it in their son’s eyes the other day. Distance, sadness.
And then my little guy had sad eyes today too.
Hubby and I went on our date last night and attempted our first real Facebook Live video for Stop! Hammock Time (our weekly marriage broadcasts). When I watched the replay—to make sure we weren’t too lame or weird—I noticed that my face looked happy. My eyes lit up and I looked like I was truly enjoying myself, which I was.
You see, for a strong Choleric with Melancholy as a close second, joy is something I fight for. I am naturally a glass half empty person…or more like, “Oh no! I might run out of water and what if I can’t get more?!” type of gal.
I stopped by the house of an always happy type the other day and my pessimistic tendencies were a stark contrast to Ms. Happy.
But you know what? instead of despising my wiring, I’m asking the Holy Spirit to use it for His purposes. Melancholies can produce great art and evoke happiness in others with their creativity. It’s no surprise that this Choleric scored “Doer” as her happiness style.
Jennifer’s book, The Happiness Dare, has helped me see that I don’t have to try and be someone else. I just find happiness in doing and working, unlike some others do.
But it’s okay, because God knew what He was doing when He wired and wove each of us.
We can be grateful for the ways we uniquely experience happiness.
May our faces not be afraid to show sadness and happiness, for we can bring Him glory as we live true to our design.
Want to know what your Happiness Style is? Head on over to take the quiz—it’s quick, fun, and insightful! Let me know what your style is in the comments. 🙂 It’ll make me HAPPY!
P.S. Linking up with Jennifer Dukes Lee for #TellHisStory, come on over!