So, I went to bed last night wondering what I was going to write about this morning. What story would I tell? Which past assembly might I share?
And I woke up this morning wondering the same thing….until I opened the blinds in the kitchen and saw the sunshine! 🌞🌞🌞
It’s a sunny, sunny morning and we have the promise of a beautiful day ahead of us and I thought, “Do you know what? I’m going to focus on that!”
I’m going to focus on the good, I’m going to focus on the positive, I’m going to focus on those things that really lift my spirits…..such as a beautiful, warm, sunny day! So what about you? What makes you feel good? What lifts your spirits?
There is lots of less than positive stuff out there just now, lots of worry, stress, fear, confusion, anger, sadness, mourning, BUT there is also lots of good. I (mostly) love our daily walk in the woods (mostly, not fully, because they normally include at least one argument between Thea and Isaac! 😆); I have loved watching the woods change over the weeks. The trees were all bare when we started out (however many weeks ago that was), then the bluebells appeared and were so abundant, and the wild garlic, then the leaves on the trees. It’s been wonderful. Add to that, the beck flowing through the woods, so the sound of trickling water. I love it!
We have a neighbourhood WhatsApp group and there have been so many lovely things shared on it – gorgeous photos people have taken when out for their walks, offers of help, someone setting up a foodbank drop off point in their front garden, free books, free plants. And there have been several birthdays, when a bunch of neighbours turn up outside someone’s house to sing happy birthday to them. It’s been really great.
So today, amidst everything less than positive that’s surrounding us at the moment, despite everything that’s less than positive at the moment, take at least some time out today to enjoy the beauty of the day, to enjoy the beauty that is out there, the positive that is out there….and then turn it into praise! God is good……all of the time……
In Him we live and breathe. Amen. Enjoy this gorgeous day!