Rose Colored Glasses
Years ago someone very close to me once ( or actually several times) said that I viewed life through "Rose Colored Glasses." While that may have been true then, I have found that sometimes life needs a little help to look better than the hard realities that we face day in and day out. I have discovered over the years that we all need encouragement that we are not in this alone. We only get to live this life once and I want my life , imperfect that it is, to be an encouragement for those around me. Do I get it right every single day?!?........."Absolutely not!!!!" But "His mercies are new every morning," and for that I am eternally grateful and forever hopeful "rose colored glasses" and all.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The leftovers have all been put away. I’m sitting in front of a roaring fire watching ‘The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” with my baby girl. We have had the best day today. We had most of our family here for lunch. We had quite the spread and it was delicious. I’m still stuffed to the gills and feel like I could pop like a balloon. I have been so blessed to have a wonderful family…….not just my family of origin, but the family that I was given when I married my sweet man almost 33 years ago. We are not a perfect family but we love each other and have such a good time together. Our fellowship was as good as the food today. We missed one of our aunts who stayed at home today. She is waging a mighty war against that ugly disease called cancer. I am thankful that she is still able to fight and I pray that she will feel well enough to join us at our next gathering. It never ceases to amaze me at how fast time goes. I feel much too young to have a 30 year old child….lol…..no, not really…..most days my body feels like I am much older than this mere 51 years. I just look around and realize that time has certainly not stood still. I have to say that I have such a good life. My kids are grown and happy….my husband is” still the one I want whispering in my ear”………my parents and my parents-in-law are still in relatively good health…..while I don’t live in a mansion, I love my home and look forward to getting there every single day of my life………my job pays well enough…….my church family feels like family…….my soul is secure……I have never gone to bed hungry, well that’s not exactly true as any good “dieter” can tell you…….I crawl in my bed every night and think “man this bed feels so good”………I have two little fur babies who make me smile every day!!! While I have had tough times like anyone else……bad days do not mean I have a bad life. I am so thankful tonight for all that I have been blessed with. As I sit here full and warm….I can’t help but think about those who are not so fortunate. As I crawl in my bed tonight, I will think as I do many nights about those who don’t have a warm bed to sleep in, and I will say a prayer for those people that I may never meet this side of heaven. And I will pray that the Lord never lets me forget how blessed I am. On this Thanksgiving night, I am so very, very thankful for my life….the good and the bad!!!! “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess 5:16-18