Family is so important to me. I only had one sibling in life. It was important to have time with him and I purpose conversations. He mostly wanted to talk about sports and the teams he loved. I would listen to him and you could see the excitement on his face. He was 37 years old when he went to heaven and freely himself from cancer. I was 32 and I missed him greatly yesterday. No pictures can be taken with just the two of us or with his niece or nephew (Tracy and Chad). I can tell you that he loved being a uncle and the smile that came when he saw them. I could only image life if he saw his great nieces. Life moves on and we are left with memories of yesterdays.
TWAS'S THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS ~
I sit in my chair and writing you now. I realize that life changes over time, but our love for others continue. There are divided homes and children who must go from place to place. Some parents handle divorce just fine and others don't. I heard a child say, "I never wanted my parents to divorce". Now this little girl gets on a plane to see her dad over holidays and summers. She told me it's not bad, I love my dad. That's just an example of a little life. How about the Foster Child who feels sad because they aren't with their parents? How about the child who gets nothing for children and the adult feels so sad too? There is always the big house, with all the presents and the smiles. The house you wish you might have as a child or even an adult. You just don't know the inside story of anyone's heart. Only God knows the deep thoughts and feelings of the day after christmas. As for me, I am happy that Jesus was born and that I am alive. Casting away any sorrows from yesterdays and holding on the truth of that little baby in a manger.
A new day is a new beginning!
1 Peter 1:3-5 (NIV)
Praise to God for a Living Hope
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
A day of hope is here and your thoughts matters. If you think too much of the hurts of yesterdays, you will feel sad in today. Let go of what you can't change and know that God is able to handle your emotions and thoughts. I have learned that if something is important to you, then that's important to me. Sometimes we just want someone to listen and let it go. God will listen and we can talk to him. We can pray and we have the power to change what we dislike too. Maybe we can't change another person, but we can change the reaction of ourselves. We can purpose good thoughts and good actions towards others. It often takes a little time to let it go and I know that. But remember that letting go of negative frees your soul.
Thinking of over yesterday, the good definitely outweighs any negative. Christmas isn't just about you, but others. Maybe it's the light inside of you that needs to shine brighter for someone who needs it. I have heard it said that the Jesus in you may be the only Jesus someone sees at Christmas or anytime. Think about that for a moment. I have some hurt from yesterday and I'm letting it go today. I almost died this year from a heart attack. I see life different but others can't see what I see. Purpose to live in this day and purpose good thoughts plus actions. The day after Christmas brings joys of watching my grandchildren open kids, pictures and hugs. The best gift you can give or get is truly time. Time with friends and family around a table of different thoughts, actions and love. Seasons brings us together for purpose and that such a great opportunity to share time.
Happy new day and my prayers continue for you, your family and friends. No we count down the days of 2019 and look forward to a new year filled with blessings. Jesus continues to be the reason for the season of everything right in my life. I got amazing gifts this year and time with those I love. My heart is full of gratefulness everyday of life. Thank you for reading my blog and spending time with me.