“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When its cold outside, I’ve got the month of May…” The Temptations’ song from the mid 60’s played over in my mind the other day. The lyrics of the song are written about a girl who makes the singer smile, but shouldn’t we apply that to our lives as Christians?
I read a quote the other day, it said, “Life is easy. It’s living it that’s difficult.” I’m not sure who said it, but in reality, he/she is correct. However, I would change the quote to say, “Life is easy. It’s how we live it that’s difficult.”
God has called us to a higher standard, and He should expect us to live accordingly.
Wouldn’t it be “day” changing if we all agreed to wake up tomorrow morning and our sole intent was to make those around us smile. If that were your challenge, you’d open your eyes with a different attitude. You’d take a deep breath and proceed with a positive outlook. You’d probably sit on the steps outside your home and pet your dog; prepare breakfast for your wife or husband; write a special note in the kids’ lunch boxes. Maybe as you grabbed a biscuit at McDonald’s, you’d say a few compliments to the Drive-Thru attendant, and thank the person who handed you the food. As you walked into work, you’d greet everyone a little differently, remembering your purpose, to make people smile. Your dealings with customers would be at an even higher standard. Those with special requests you may stop and pray for them. You’d drop a card in the mail to your mom or dad. Bring home flowers to your wife or pick up a special treat for your husband on the way home. Play ball with your kids or bake cookies. And as you went to sleep that night, you’d remember all the smiles you got that day. Would tomorrow be different?
“I’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day. When its cold outside, I’ve got the month of May. I guess you say, what can make me feel this way, My God…talkin ’bout My God…My God!”
I challenge you to spread a little sunshine for God today.