Sunday, February 16, 2014

Deuteronomy 30:15–20

Life is Good. T-shirts broadcasting this message are available in stores everywhere in sizes for both adults and kids. I see these shirts in airports across the country. I wonder if airports are capitalizing on the hope that people who are about to be set free from regular responsibilities and stresses are inclined to join a Life Is Good club—or perhaps airports are capitalizing on those travelers whose impulse control is poor because they’re excited about getting home to visit loved ones.

Life Is Good. I’ve heard people confess to wearing these shirts in an effort to raise their own moods, operating on the theory that if they hear something often enough they will start to believe it. Life is good—right?

Life is good, but it’s our choice to recognize it, embrace it and live it as a gift and not as a hardship, as a joy and not as a trial. Life is good, but choices we make help drive it in positive directions.

 

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