When I was a very young, 18 year old housewife,
I always liked to have the TV on to "keep me company".
I liked to start the day with Good Morning America,
with David Hartman & Joan Lunden.
My favorite part was how he would close it,
"Make it a really good day".
That just spoke to something inside me. I KNEW that everyday,
we have a part to play in what sort of life we have.
Looking back, I smile to think that God was able to speak to me,
and teach me through an ordinary TV show!
Now, as a person abiding in Jesus, or at least striving to,
(sometimes that feels a bit like a salmon swimming upstream!),
I realize what a biblical concept that is.
"This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it."
"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name."
I don't know anything substanial about Mr Hartman,
other than when he left the show, he was missed.
He had an enthusiasm that was contagious, inspirational even.
I don't think that is something a person can fake.
Since he was a daily inspiration to me, at a very formative and vulnerable time in my life, I thought I would include some info from a New York Times bio on him.
"Mr. Hartman says he was endowed with his creative spirit and thirst for knowledge by his parents, particularly his father, Cy, a former minister, who told him: "You've got a gift of a thousand minutes waiting for you today. Don't waste one of them." He hasn't wasted many. Growing up in Rhode Isand, Mr. Hartman played six musical instruments, starred in baseball and studied opera. He went on to gain a degree in economics at Duke. An expression of his enthusiasm became Mr. Hartman's sign-off on "Good Morning America." Each morning, he would say to his viewers, "Make it a really good day!" "
This is my Memory Verse Monday (a day late!).
I chose these verses because this year I am focusing on a few things.
One is to seek to be consistent in giving thanks and praise (living a life of gratitude)
and two is that I continue to seek to abide in Him.
If I am going to truly abide in Him,
then I ENTER into His presence through praise and thanksgiving!
Memory Verse Monday comes from Karen at Karen's Ramblings.
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Here is a great song called "Happy" by Ayiesha Woods, I really dig her music.