Happy NEW Year y’all!
I hope you are filled with as much expectancy & hope as I am.
I was just going about my normal getting-ready-for bed routine last night & caught myself smiling. Then changing into my pj’s dancing to a lil ditty on TV.
And it hit me- the peace I felt.
I’m satisfied. No angst, no heartache.
It was a well-with-my-soul moment.
I’ve said & said it but it really is the little things. Extra-ordinary little everyday life.
I admit the holidays SUCKED. For me. And for a few of you, from what you have shared with me. It’s just life sometimes.
A pondering though:
Why must I – why must we – clamor for more, more, more all the time? When what we have right now is just OK. I mean really OK.
What drives us? Pressure from other people, envy of other people & what they have? And if we could really see into their little worlds we’d see they have stuff too. Garbage, baggage, problems. Snot & depression & loneliness. Yep – even in a picket-fence marriage with the perfect number of children.
All that glitters ain’t gold my sisters & brothers.
Fairy tales only exist in our over-romanticized hearts & minds. Thanks to Harlequin & the over-blown media world we exist in. I identify far more with Staind’s 14 Shades of Gray than E.L. James’ 50 Shades.
Really? So that’s what brings happiness & fulfillment? Hmmm. Good luck with that.
But do not despair – there is a Light at the end of the tunnel. It’s within view. Sometimes you just gotta squint a little.
There is good to be found & love to be discovered.
Glorious, fantastic, sweeter-than-honey peace.
If we want it bad enough.
I have plenty to be thankful for smack-dab exactly where I am. Yep, right here. It’s a realization I keep coming back to of late.
Most of all, when I think about my son & how far he has come – literally snatched from the grave & now living a good & healthy life – that right there is enough. I have said it to the Lord more than once – if You never do another thing for me, what you have done for him is more than I ever deserve. Reality check.
Thank you Lord for being patient & loving & beyond generous. And for much, much more than that.
I cannot contain it.
You are so, so good to us. In spite of us…
Your mercy is a beautiful thing.
Much love y’all & much Peace in this New Year,
(courtesy of national-awareness-days.com)