So much has happened this week: -Being sick for a few days that seemed an eternity, -Finishing a book called Kisses from Katie, -Harvesting and canning produce from the garden, -Watching a movie called Awakenings, -Fixing meals with what we have grown.
All of these have caused me to stop and reflect on how very blessed I am to live where I do and to be as healthy as I usually am. I did not choose when I was born or in what place in history or under what circumstances. And I cannot decide if I or my loved ones continue to live or be healthy, but I can decide what attitude I will have in every ebb and flow of life.
The decision to be thankful, loving and kind in every circumstance and to every person no matter what is something I can choose. As is the decision to talk, laugh and play with family, friends and acquaintances, (to engage others in life). The decision to give to others, who have nothing, from the surplus that is lying around my house is also mine. I will have found the joy in living, if I can say: “In every circumstance I have found peace and contentment.” Of course I can’t do this on my own, but with Christ by my side everyday, through every situation, I will be able to change my heart and the lives of those around me for the better.
What about you, any eye-opening experiences this week?