There’s an old hymn we used to sing regularly—“O Happy Day”.
Looking around, there seem to be too few people who are having a “happy” day. Part of the reason is due to outward circumstances, but much of the problem has to do with the choices we make and how we use our time.
We may not be able to do much about outward circumstances but we can learn how to use our time correctly…and improve our chances of having a “happy” day. Here are a few suggestions I learned from Jim Maxwell on how to use time correctly and thus have a happier day:
Do things that advance your overall purpose in life. This helps you grow.
Do things that underscore your values. This brings you fulfillment.
Do things that maximize your strengths. This makes you effective.
Do things that increase your happiness. This makes you healthier.
Do things that equip others. This compounds you productivity.
Do things that add value to others. This increases you influence.
May God bless your days with happiness, and may you be filled with the joy of our Lord and Savior.