Things That Made Me Happy This Month | May 2017
Another month has come to an end. Sometimes I tend to fall for the habit of narrowing in on things that bother me or what I don’t like, it happens subtly. This is why right now I think it’s a good idea to take inventory of what made me happy this month. Shifts perspective. Shifts mood.
1. Songs by Hollyn
A friend recommended her to me. I found myself gravitating to her songs each time it would come up when I’m on shuffle. It’s uplifting and positive.
2. John Piper’s teaching title: God Works For Those Who Wait on Him
From Desiringgod.org Link
This is a much-needed reminder for me. It lifted so much pressure off my shoulders and made me fall more in love with Jesus.
3. Spotify’s Nightstorms playlist
I’ve made a decision to take care of my sleep life. I think that trying to achieve goals does not just mean working hard. I’ve learned it is more about working RIGHT. I am not a robot. If I want to do well, I also have to prioritize my health, that means I have to rest. It was a struggle at first. Now, thankfully, I’ve been getting decent sleep and this playlist has been helping me.
4. Gal Gadot
Because she’s Wonder Woman and I can’t wait to see the movie! (update: I’ve seen it. She’s awesome!)
Since I don’t work in a 9-5 job, seeing the sunrise can be such a goal sometimes. I used to be awake at night and asleep by day. This month, there had been plenty of times I was able to wake up before or around 5:00 AM. I know you get what I mean, sunrise… it’s just… irreplaceable.
6. Good People
I used to have fears of church people. I had my notions based on past experiences. My disposition used to be this: at a time that I was seeking God, I discovered how amazing, good and beautiful He is! But then I remember telling Him this as well, “I’m not sure about Christians though”. I admit having struggled to click with them.
I learned the hard way, that as much as we are to love all people, I still need friends who share the same faith. Though it felt uncomfortable, I made small attempts to reach out to few people.
True enough, when something tough happened to me this month, when I experienced a setback and a conflict, I experienced the fruit of having people who love God comfort, encourage and remind me of how He works.
Need I say more.
8. My birthday!
This year, no parties. Days before my birthday, I had mixed emotions of what was to come, I was reaching my late-twenties. There was a worry in that mix but God reminded me that this life is not all there is. I was also comforted that there is a reason for everything that has happened and in my present! I am also happy that as I reach 28, I’ve become completely comfortable with being alone (but not lonely). I used to have friends over on birthdays, regular days and even if I just had to buy shampoo at the grocery I had to have someone with me most of the time hehe. That is fun but then the fear of being alone also got me sticking around a little too long in friendships that were no longer good. By God’s grace, in this season of my life, I’ve learned to stand on my own.
9. Unpopular coffee shops
Because the servers are happy you are there and you can actually focus on working when there’s not much coming and going happening.
10. The Bible
I include the Bible because it has been such a source of my hope.
How about you? I’d like to know how your month was. Let’s encourage each other! Share down the comments below.