There is nothing like sick to increase ones gratitude for good health and to remind us what truly matters in this world frantic for success. My hubby and I have been bedroom-bound for 3 weeks with the flu, which then went into secondary infections. We felt so bad we didn’t mind canceling all our holiday plans, but now we are beginning to recover and we want to be up and well. I mean how many episodes of Matlock can one endure. And we love Matlock, but 3 weeks of him? C’mon, really. And if I have to watch one more lion devour a Bambi I’ll cry. National Geographic is a little too graphic for me.
So all that to say, Happy New Year. 🎈
You see, things don’t have to be the way we’d like them to enter into the first page of 2018 with a strong heart. It’s positioning the mind that helps us see over the mountain of difficulty to the scrumptious sunrise. Tomorrow doesn’t promise us joy but Jesus does. I find joy begins to rise up in me as my gratitude flourishes. So instead of my traditional list of what I want for me throughout the year, I’m going to nourish my heart with reminders of Jesus’ promises and thank Him. I’d like to express my gratitude to the Lord not only verbally, but by asking Him how to richly love on His people in word and deed.
A New Year Blessing
May the year ahead find you flourishing because you are growing in your expressions of love. May your mind be stirred by God’s counsel and your will be quickened. May you sing your new song in such a manner that others find hope in your continued transformation. May the peace in your pace be palpable that others might join you in the still waters of His grace. May your words be measured and kind. And may you find fresh reserves in Christ’s presence.
God bless you and keep you . . .