This 52nd year of my life has been one with several hard knocks. I’d like to think that I’ve been like the song~ I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down. I have enjoyed my time off- I have been a good friend when my best friend lost her husband, I have been a Meme who could help my daughter and keep her girls while she is building a house, working a part-time job, doing her work with PTA. I have bonded with my peeps in my Sunday School class as we had a day each week that we swam together. I have sailed through the summer and enjoyed each gift I’ve received. Under it all has been this little nagging voice that has taunted me, it’s saying ~Un huh, what you going to do now girl, you got fired from a job you love, you are getting older every minute, you are not a skilled professional, jobs are not plentiful and what do you have to offer. SO, I wait and I repeat the words I said the day I fell- God has something in store for me. Something better! Here’s a good place to stop and share a verse He has given me through this.
The Lord directs the steps of the Godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalms 37:23-24
So I am pressing on, I am getting in His word, I am trying not to fret. I am trying not to pay attention to the nagging voice. I am looking ahead and seeing the day that I am more than a conqueror. Because…
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
I am getting to rest of the part about I’ve been thinking-the key to this is I”VE been thinking ~these are my thoughts and by no means those of a Great theologian or expert. Here goes….
I think you can tell alot about a person from several situations….
how they react when the going gets tough. Like when a loved one dies or even when they they face a crisis for sure.
I also think you can tell alot about a person by the way they comfort others during these times.
I think you can tell alot about a person when the air conditioner isn’t working like it should and everyone is warm.
I think you can tell alot about a person by the way they treat children.
I think you can tell alot about a person by what they read.
I think you can tell alot about a person when they’ve been given a day and what they do with it.
You can surely tell alot about a person by the way they love-selfishly, conditionally, abundantly, unconditionally.
Maya Angelou says :I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I think I fail at the Christmas lights so I got pre-lit trees. And it’s not raining today . It’s a beautiful sunshiny day and my peeps are waiting by the pool, so I’ll go …spend another rough day laying on a raft sharing thoughts and laughter with my friends and do some more waiting ~to see what God has in store for me.