Friday, April 4, 2008

Clouds Lifting

I'm feeling better. Sometimes I look outside my little bubble long enough to see that everyone has a story. I think Oprah did something a while back where she pulled some person off the street to find out their "story". Well, even though I think Oprah has gone off the deep end, I do think she's right. More specifically, we've all had pain in our past. And even though we would never wish pain, physically or emotionally, on anyone...there's some sort of comfort in knowing you aren't alone. Someone else has been through tough times and come through alive. I read somewhere, I think it was Oswold Chambers, that said God never promised an easy, painless life, and life is usually just going from one obstacle to the next. And, if you're not in a crisis right now, thank the Lord and get ready, because there's a good chance you'll be facing a crisis in the future. I don't want to live with a doom and gloom mentality...so I think I'll just try to be thankful TODAY. I'll enjoy my life TODAY. I'll love my family TODAY. I'll be a good friend TODAY. And I'll bless the Lord, TODAY.

2 comments:

WendyJanelle said...

I know, it's a wake-up call to get background on those you love...or anyone. The world really doesn't revolve around me. Everyone has their story.

Oswald Chambers was a glass-half-empty kinda guy, huh? How about, if you're in a crisis right now, just remember that another blessing is right around the corner. Be ready for the crisis, but remember that there's always a promise at the end of the struggle. Yeah, that's what I keep telling myself on those tough days (weeks, sometimes.)

I'll bless the Lord today. Well said. Amen, sister. :-)

Suzanne said...

Amen!