A happy girl :)
We are loving the beginnings of warm weather around here -- thunderstorms, sunshine, and that neon-green shade the leaves are in May. Glorious.
I don't think I'm one of those people whose mood changes with the sun or lack thereof, but I can see how difficult it would be to cultivate inner sunshine when the clouds won't go away.
Bob Dylan once said that his wife had a "built-in happiness" that never ran out. He said her happiness never depended on him, and he loved that about her. I pray my husband can say that about me. I pray my children can say that about me! How can I build happiness inside me, a well that never runs dry?
* Hang out with Jesus every day. I'm a prayer-writer. I have to have a pen in hand when I pray, or it's not happenin'. I must go to the source of joy itself if this is going to work.
* Surround myself with positive, encouraging people. Go away, grumpy. You are drying up my joy well.
* Remember that moods come and go, but a spirit is built over time. It's okay to have a bad day. It's okay to be crabby every once in awhile. But choose joy and find something to laugh about, for cryin' to Pete.