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!



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