Tia, this is a great goal to have. You are right so many times we let our circumstances or the people around us affect our moods, outlooks, perspectives, and attitudes when really we should be living for an audience of One. You are a child of God and nothing can take that away from you. Remember who you are in Christ and who God is. He is the source of true joy that no one can take away.
Acts 2:28 says, "You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence."
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