From the Mouths of Babes

by | Jan 7, 2012 | Fiction Book Reviews | 5 comments

It’s pretty easy to take New Year’s Resolutions too far.

Most of the time that’s not my problem. I don’t take them far enough. But sometimes the reason behind most New Year’s Resolutions is that we’re not satisfied. There’s something we need (or want) to change and we make a resolution to do it. Why do we wait until Jan 1? It looks cooler, I guess.

Inspired by my five year old,  I have a lifelong resolution this year that I want to keep. It’s not something I can keep on my own. I have to have help.

Here’s the gist:

Every day, at some point in the day, my five year old says this phrase “I love this day”.

Every day.

This week, however, it hit my heart in a way it hadn’t before. Beyond her sweet voice and simple words a deeper voice resounded…This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

So many times we allow everything else expect the Lord to rule our hearts and direct our emotions. Instead of having a thankful heart, we find so many ways to be discontent.

This year, with the Lord’s help, I want to take on the attitude of my daughter and ‘love the day’. This day.

It doesn’t mean trials, pain, and difficulties will not come. Those are a given in this world. But it does mean that my attitude should reflect the hope of Christ. My vision should be from heaven-shaded glasses. My choices should reflect someone who rejoices in the Lord.

And when I fail to ‘love the day’ (as most of us fail at our resolutions at one point or other), I can rejoice in the knowledge that I cannot ‘rejoice in the day’ without God’s help (and his constant reminder).

There is so much to find hope and joy in when you are loved with so GREAT a love as God’s love.

So – to quote the historically great thinker Junior Asparagus from the acclaimed movie Madame Blueberry 😉 :

A thankful heart is a happy heart

I’m glad for what I have – that’s an easy place to start

For my home on the ground for God’s love that’s all around

That’s why I say thanks every day.

I love this day.



  1. Jackie S.

    Wonderful, Pepper!! Thanks for sharing this……needed it today!!

  2. Sherrinda

    Awwww, what a sweetheart! Isn’t it amazing how God speaks through the innocent, trusting life of children? I love your new resolution and I know you will be blessed by it!

  3. Casey

    “I love this day.”

    I love that. 🙂

  4. Susan Mason

    Aw, Pepper, She’s adorable. Isn’t the innocent joy of children inspiring?

    Thanks for sharing your precious one with us!



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Meet Pepper

Subscribe to Blog

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This