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  1. What a lovely and heartfelt post. I have been where you are and I feel your frustration, but admire how you handled it. I am in another season of life, but this was a good post to remind me that I can still make the hard choices. I need to let go of daily frustrations and find daily contentment . Thank you.

  2. This is my life!! I need to be better about choosing happiness even when I’m so tired I can’t see straight. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. I love that you used a simpler example to illustrate a concept that becomes even more important when it comes to the larger things in life.

    We are facing a major, life-changing event at the moment and we are making the choice, moment by moment, to choose joy, contentment, peace, faith, and trust. We are far from perfect in this area, of course, but we realize that we do have a choice about how we view our current circumstances. Making the hard choice in the little things makes it so much easier to face the big storms of life.

    Isn’t it incredible how our hearts change when we trust them to the Lord? What an amazing God we serve!

    Thank you for this timely encouragement, Victoria. It has blessed me today.

  4. My husband and I were just recently talking about perspective. So often when I get frazzled or stressed, I just need a new perspective. Too often it’s my own internalizing that stresses me out. I always struggle with how to get a new perspective, but you pretty much nailed it with “think about these things …” and “choose joy.” Simple enough although hard in the moment BUT life-changing.

  5. Such a good post, Victoria! We always have a choice. And often the right choice is a hard choice to make but when we make that right choice it will make an impact.
    “Life is not perfect. We all have hard choices to face on a daily basis, some big and others not so much. But our response to our hard choices can effect the whole outcome.”
    So good!!

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