Of course, I am still thankful. Thankful we have the funds to pay for my car and even discuss home projects. Thankful my engine did not catch on fire or leave us stranded. Thankful even to spend the day with my kids even when the circumstances were less than ideal. But that's the thing about joy. It can't be circumstantial. That is what happiness is for. You are happy when circumstances go your way, and unhappy when circumstances are difficult. Joy is not based on circumstances or feelings, but more an essence of who you are. I was not joyful today at all. And I missed an opportunity. An opportunity to be a light unto others. An opportunity to share joy with my children in all circumstances. An opportunity to pray more and grumble less. Thank goodness for Lamentations 3:22-23.
Tomorrow is a new day.