Since we're talking hearts and since Valentine's day is at the end of the week I've been thinking about my treasures. You know, the things that are special to me and that I place value in....when it all comes down to it, I get to choose what I treasure. Just like I get to choose the color of yarn for my dishcloths. If I'm grouchy it's because I've chosen to be grouchy and irritable. (ouch, I'm stepping on my own toes!) I was reminded while John and I were reading the Love Dare that what I focus on becomes what I treasure. If I focus on the good things in my life, they become my treasures. If instead I hone in on the things that are driving me bonkers...then they become my focus. This quote really jumped out at me..." you should not just follow your heart. You should lead it. You don't let your feelings and emotions do the driving. You put them in the back seat and tell them where you're going." So, I have to take control over what I dwell on, I can't let my feelings and emotions control me. I get to choose the color of the yarn when I'm knitting and I get to choose the color of my day as well by choosing what I'm going to focus on. Today I choose pink!
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Luke 12:34