This week has been one of those hectic weeks that we all seem to face from time to time. Everything appeared to be going wrong and the more I tried to fix things the more complicated it seemed things were getting. I received bad news after bad news and the last straw that seemed to culminate the week, well it is not even worth talking about. Just when I thought the week couldn’t get any worse I stumbled upon something that, guess what? Yeah, you got it, put the last nail in the coffin. That’s when I threw my hands in the air and started sulking, crying and even trying to scream! Then, I stopped dead in my tracks and I made myself reflect.
I recalled a verse in Philippians 4 (I believe) that deals with moments like these. Moments when life appears to be going from bad to worse, and it says something like this. When bad things start to crowd our minds, we should STOP and think of whatever its true, whatever is honest, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is worth reporting, whatever has virtue, and whatever is worth our praise. And so, before I started to wallow in my self-pity I began to think of all the truths in my life, of all the justice that I do see in the world, of all the people that I love and that love me back, of all the good things God has done and I have seen, of the virtue that so many do have and everything literally started to change. I got a text from someone I love deeply telling me, out of the blue…these three simple words, “I love you.” I received help both at home and at work from excellent, beloved co-workers, someone bought me a present, I got to spend time with my mom, my daughter, my sister and the list goes on! When my attitude changed to gratitude everything started changing.
So, you see my dear readers, sometimes life throws us some rotten lemons not even worth making lemonade with! Sometimes we face challenges that we never even thought possible, and sometimes life feels better curled up in a ball in a small corner of our rooms…Nonetheless, there is always hope! There is always good in the world. There are always some “I love you,” texts that come from out of the blue, and we all have that one person that brightens up our day! So, the next time life tries to throws you curve balls, think of all that is good, all that is pure, all that is perfect in your life. Wake up happy, put on some music, dance, pray, praise, relax, feel the air that you are breathing and know that every day is a new day and things do get better.
As always, I like to end my chats with the small reminder that life is a journey… enjoy the view, feel the sun and swim in a cool pool of water when possible. You deserve it. Until next week my sweet readers, have a bless day, make a list of positive things to think about, and pull it out every time you need it!