FAMILY TIME ~
Be careful the things you complain about in life.
Growing up, my mom taught was superstitious. She believed if you walked under a ladder, you would have bad luck. If a black cat ran in front of her car driving, she would stop and turn around the car if she could. However, if she couldn't turn the car, she cried and was mad. I remember breaking mirror and she was so upset. She told me now we would have 7 years of bad luck. So, as a kid, I just learned so very wrong thoughts. As an adult, I don't believe any of this. Kids learn from their parents and it is not always right things.
EMBRACE TODAY ~
Somethings in life, I don't want to hear right now. I don't want to hear that our State isn't opening back up for a long time. I choose to live in this day and hope for tomorrow. If if tomorrow never comes and you totally missed living the best life you can today. Every day I say this: I will make the best of this day and love people by distance. I want to hug my family and my friends. I miss my grandchildren lots. I want to drive to their houses or stores. I want so much and yet, I know the best thing is stay home. I will choose to embrace this day with a grateful heart, do my walks and give God thanks for another day closer to an end to all of this. We are living HISTORY and generations to come will know this experience changed lives. They will tell their grandchildren about the year 2020.
Friends, please don't see the things you don't have but the things you do. Many I see on Facebook are complaining about staying home and yet, you see swimming pools in their back yard. I see happy kids playing and swimming. I see kids making things and filling your home with little voices. I sit here today and feel the sadness of my kids being grown and quiet in my house. Yet, I see the joy of knowing they are adults and have their own kids. Such a blessing in a distance thing too. I have food, bills paid and that worry is not inside of me. I cry and pray daily for those hungry and just need money. I pray for miracles to happen and an end to this virus. I have learned to embrace this day with positive thoughts and actions. What can I do today and how can I encourage someone who I can't touch physically, but mentally I can. Those are my thoughts.
Pray for doctors, nurses and hospital staff. Pray for 911 people and store workers. Pray for each other and push your reset button on life. Purpose to see the positive and let go of what you can not change! Many of you have now became teachers and working from home. Life has certainly changed and it is hard. I can't imagine teaching my children, working from home and balance of everything that is put upon parents. Yet, you called a family and holds precious moments too. I pray for families that have hard to deal with kids and learning is just hard. Family vacations is not the plan right now and it seems as if it won't end. That's why we must renew our minds, believe BIG and stir up faith today.
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
EMBRACE TODAY ~
I know today is hard for many of us. I don't take that lightly. That's why I pray daily for you, your family and friends. I know God is able to change our world suddenly and I choose to hold tight to that. While I also embrace today with a grateful heart, joy in my soul and shaking off what I can't change. This too will pass and freedom is on it's way again.