Have a wonderful day!

The world today, at times, can seem like a cold place which can lead to a miserable attitude. There will always be enough injustice and irritation to keep us in the wilderness. Especially if we choose to complain, criticize, doubt, and rebel.

However, life also offers plenty of people or situations to generate thankfulness, love, faith, and contentment, attitudes that cause our lives to flow with the “milk and honey” of God’s blessing and presence. The choice is all ours.

We choose our attitudes. Sometimes it is the only thing we can choose or control and it dwarfs our circumstances. The very same circumstance can feel like the Promised Land or the wilderness depending on our attitude.

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart,” Jesus said (Matthew 15:18) Our attitudes reveal who we truly are. We can get our outer behavior in order but still be a mess inside. We can’t think in a critical, negative, faultfinding, complaining way without becoming that person. Boy, was I that person!

One day as I was searching for a devotional to share with my Christ Care group, this little story just leapt out and really spoke to me. I saved it and whenever I feel myself going back to that miserable wilderness I pull it out and once again I’m on my way back to the Promised Land in God’s presence and His many blessings.

So, here it is…enjoy and I hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine!

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had only three hairs on her head. “Great,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.”

So she did and had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. “Hmm,” she said, “I guess I’ll part my hair down the middle.”

So she did and had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only one hair left on her head. “Wow,” she said, “today I get to wear my hair in a pony tail.”

So she did and had a wonderful, wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “Thank God!” she exclaimed. “I was running out of things to do with my hair!

Attitude is everything! Let’s be grateful for the things God has given us!

Have a wonderful day!




  1. Reply
    Keefers says

    Thank you Chris! Your story brought a smile and great lesson!

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    Beverly Turner says

    Thanks for you inspired story! I will not fret over my hair now!

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    Laura Coffman to Emily says

    In something I was reading recently one woman asked another what kind of weather was her favorite–and she responded, “Next Tuesday”. The first woman retorted, “How can you say that when you don’t even know what it will be?”. The second woman said, “I like God to surprise me.”. My Mother was that kind of woman. Every single day was a good day for something that needed to be done. There was no grumbling in her house. Thank you for reminding me of that. Laura

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    Carol Landon says

    Thank you, Chris ! Really good point for us all to remember….sending hugs 💞

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    Diane Wakkinen says

    Thanks Chris! Enjoyed it as much this time as when you read it at Christ Care. This story (and you) are both real gems!

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    Christa Hogan says

    I love your story Chris. I’m going to copy it and have it on hand for those times I need to be reminded that I might be having some ‘stinkin’ thinkin’ that needs to be changed!😊

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