the day all the socks matched

Anyone who has ever done laundry knows the mystery of the missing socks. Two go in and one comes out. Where they end up I am convinced is some sock abyss somewhere. Seriously, there has to be a place where all those single socks are piled high where none match and the laundry goers sit over this heep crying knowing their match will never be found.

Okay, I will agree with you that maybe that is a bit over dramatic, but no different then the excitement I had the day I had a match for every single sock!

I do believe this is a cause for celebration and not just because all the socks matched. The real reason why is we have to find more to be joyful about instead of making frown lines on our faces. You could even rejoice when a missing sock shows up and can be matched in that unmatched pile!

Do you have one of those? We have about 10/12 single socks on the edge of our bedroom dresser. Imagine the celebrating I would be doing on the day all those got matched.

Maybe socks is not particularly a thing we think about celebrating, but it truly is the little successes of the day that we need to be grateful for and embrace especially on a day we might be feeling blue.

Kid makes a goal, celebrate. Husband gets an acknowledgment of a job well done, celebrate. Wife gets a promotion, celebrate. A baby learns to walk or talk or rollover or laugh, celebrate.

Find something every day to rejoice over.

Here’s a list to get you started and please add to it in the comments:

A sunny day

The smell of fresh brewed coffee

The smell of an ocean breeze

Dark chocolate with nuts

(Or maybe for you, it is milk chocolate without!)

Seeing a rainbow (double celebration for seeing a double one)

A good find at a thrift store

An afternoon with a friend (or maybe an afternoon alone)

Knowing God is in control

A blog that inspires (hopefully you can say this one does)

The point is everyday we can find something to celebrate even something as simple as matching socks. It is no easy feat and today that is what I celebrate.

What can you celebrate today? I bet if you think on it for a minute or two too much will come to mind.

Speaking of our minds, we need to continually keep them in check so our joy stays more afloat than any sorrow life might throw.

Paul in his Godly wisdom tell us to:

“…take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10.5b

Ecclesiastes tells us there is a time for everything under the sun. (3.1) “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance..” (3.4).

God desires our faces and souls not to be downcast so get your dance on!

“…everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.” (3.13)

Bottom line is: “This is the day that the Lord has made and we should rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118.24 paraphrased

Remember, there is always something to find joy in even something as simple as matched socks! And besides, God in His Word didn’t say celebrate when all is going well and everything is perfect in your life. He said: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4.4)

We have much to rejoice over so find something and tell someone about it. And how about in the comments here for us all to see too please.

Until tomorrow, keep rejoicing, keep finding joy, and keep on celebrating…

And if you can’t come up with anything, celebrate matching sock day with me but remember the real celebration is yet to come when we live in eternity with God forever. Now that is something worth celebrating! And our time on earth should reflect the fact that we know where we are going next.

And while we wait …

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