My journey is one of mixed years both hard and good. We are living in a pandemic. The dictionary says pandemic means: (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
One of my granddaughters asked me what life was like when I was a kid and a pandemic hit. I told her this was the first time it's ever happen and she was surprised. Stories they will be able to tell their grandkids someday. Generations to generations will read about this in History.
Our world is struggling right now to find a cure for this virus. People are dying daily and getting sick. I live in California and there is a slow down of cases. Our State is beginning phase two of life. That means some restaurants are opening up but with stick conditions. It is good to see hope and that's how I feel. People still need to wear mask and use caution. We have been sheltered in place for about 3 months now. I haven't gone to one grocery store since the order came out. I had Ashley who bought groceries and I have learned to order online. Things have changed so much in our world, our city and county. I have found myself talking about the good old times of shopping, eating out, helping at school and going to church. I have found to be careful about assuming things in life.
Matthew 6:31-34 English Standard Version (ESV)
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
THE GOOD YEARS ~
I heard years ago not to worry but be happy
It is hard not to worry when we see our world close down in many ways. You can't travel to different countries and even Disneyland is closed. We are told to only go places that is necessary. Parks, schools, churches and many jobs are closed. Yet, today I feel hope. Hope of things are starting to open up a little. You can take your boat to lake Berryessa and enjoy the outside. My daughter lives on a road where boats just kept coming up the mountain yesterday. Then in the evening, you could see the many boats going back home. A day trip and what a beautiful day it was yesterdays. Sunshine and it's suppose to be even warmer today. It's time to count blessings of life.
Maybe you live in an apartment or a big house with a pool. The apartment pools are closed right now because of the pandemic but the people who are blessed with pools can enjoy. Maybe you can take a walk or drive today and just enjoy some outside time. Let us see God at work today and enjoy our now best we can. It's the good years, because everyday is a good day. Purpose smiles, hope, and kindness. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.