Okay, my mood is buoyant and optimistic. Although there have been a LOT of medical challenges facing my family this year, today I feel positive. This is despite the fact that many of my family members are now facing some perhaps permanent conditions that are going to require ongoing medical followup. This normally (and even abnormally ;-)) drives me crazy. However here is my outlook on it today: someday what we are each experiencing today will have the potential to help someone else. Perhaps that is how we are to look at suffering and tragedies. I have to pay close attention to what I am going through—to learn how to go through it with grace and class. Somedays I FAIL at that. But if I make my day a prayer to God, perhaps my focus will remain grace-filled. I look out my window and can praise Him. I thank him for my Bell’s Palsy today and my family’s various medical experiences. I don’t mean I am glad we have been ill. I mean I am glad that there are chances for treatment and improvement. I am grateful that there are many ways to reach out to others in this high tech world. That is a definite advantage to the electronic world. You do not have to suffer alone. God walks with me. Sometimes He walks with me through the thoughtful email of a friend.
Are there gracefilled moments in your day today? I hope so! From simple things like stepping outside your door to pick up the Sunday paper to seeing a small ‘good newsy’ type story in the paper. There is always at least one lovely nugget. A petunia in the onion patch as the children’s song goes.
Have a lovely day….I will post again soon.