If I'm being totally honest, I was kind of dreading today. I had no plans, my housemates were going to be gone, and I wasn't even sure if/where I was going to go to church. I hate spending holidays away from my family.
But then I just decided that it was going to be a good day. I just decided it.
Jesus is alive and that is something worth celebrating no matter what!
I woke up, read the resurrection account from John, and I told myself to quit whining and missing my family and just to celebrate Jesus today. And so I sucked it up and went to church by myself.
But it's amazing what an attitude adjustment like that can do.
It was a great day!
I talked to a lady through her open apartment window while I waited for the bus.
I spotted the first buds of Spring on the tree by the bus stop.
I admired all of the little girls' fancy Easter dresses
I smiled as I stood in line to get into the packed Church.
I happily served in the nursery in the next service and held a darling, happy baby.
I headed downtown and hung out at Panera.
I met up with my friend Katie, who altered my bridesmaid dress for Becca's wedding, to pick up my dress.
I talked to my mom on the phone.
I smiled at the lady who got on the bus and proudly proclaimed to the whole bus "Happy Easter! Jesus is alive!"
I spent some time writing in my journal and drawing in my sketchbook.
And now I'm joyfully enjoying the last few hours of my weekend.
I chose JOY.
Because Jesus is alive.
And nothing else matters.
Life is worth the living just because He lives!