As I reflect I think of the many changes my life has recently encountered: a new job, going back into counseling (as the patient), a blossoming relationship, and a new ministry starting in December. My new job was one I didn't think I would get. What is it? I'm working as an office manager (leader) for a company. I actually turned down a position at a college and two days later I was offered this position. Amazing!
I've noticed my grand children growing and maturing, even as they struggle to find their own way at ages 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8. They're testing boundaries, understanding consequences and rewards, and responsibility. Yes, I'm very thankful. Just living life is enough to have an attitude of gratitude.
So, as I conclude this post my prayer is that you too will be able to look and realize just how special and valuable your life is. And just in case I haven't told you... I appreciate you. Yes, you! You are important to me and I realize your time is valuable. Thank you for sharing this time with me. Thank you for the feed backs and the words of encouragement. You're awesome!
Below is something humorous shared by a pastoral friend through his weekly Monday Morning Mailer newsletter. It made me chuckle, hopefully it will do the same for you. ~Blessings~
PLACES I HAVE AND HAVE NOT BEEN
o I was in Credulous when I got this. I know it is hard to believe.
o I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
o I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
o I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
o I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.
o I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
o I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
o Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.
o One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
o And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not!
o I have been in Deep Doo Doo many times; the older I get, the easier it is to get there.