It is your choice to be happy…

“We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.” Proverbs 16:9

I own a lovely home in Sun City, Arizona, the first Del Webb plus 55 community in the U.S. I have everything anyone would want in retirement—clubs of all types of interests, seven recreation centers with state of the art exercise equipment, swimming pools, bowling alleys, mini-golf courses, and nine golf courses. I currently belong to a ukulele club and the Rockin’ with the Years” dance club. Years ago, I retained a fitness trainer and work out with my friend, Frank. I golf occasionally and take advantage of the swimming and walking pools and the spas. I like to say, “If you are bored living in Sun City, it is your choice.”

I’m actually not much of a joiner and do not need to be surrounded by people at all times. As writer, I need a fair amount of time in my office each day. However, as writing is a solitude activity, I make an effort to leave my home frequently to exercise, shop, and hang out with friends.

I’m happiest when I get on a schedule and keep it, such as working out three times a week  between 3:00 and 5:00.  Charles Sturgeon, a seasoned pastor and theologian, says stuff doesn’t make us happy. It is what we do with what we have.

Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with opportunities to use what I have and to be happy about it. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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