“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!” Max Lucado
I am very thankful today for all the people in my life who have been positive. From my earliest memories I can recall hearing my Mom sing in the mornings, up early before anyone else, starting the day in a good mood. We never had to worry about approaching her……I realize now, what an incredible gift that is. My best friend says they never dared approach their Mom unless she had her two cups of coffee in the morning.
Both her parents continually saw the worst in everything and everybody. Unfortunately, they still do. She never felt like she could share anything with them. Whatever she did was met with either cynicism or criticism! The amazing thing is, she remembers always waking up in a good mood. Even her Mom says, “You were always a happy kid.”
No matter what is going on in her life, she always has a smile and a word of encouragement for others. And these days, there is much in her life that would keep her in bed all day. I am in awe of that.
All my life I have been surrounded with people whe have made the choice to face each day with hope, gratitude and expectation. They know that every day is a good day simply because they get another chance! I am realizing this is not the case for many many people…..How rich I am, how blessed! In turn, the best way I can repay God is to give that gift to others…..I pray that I will, with God’s grace.
The best thing I can do to honor God today is to wake up positive. No matter the circumstances!
So today I salute all of you positive people out there…..You know who you are!
Tomorrow I hope to have some photos to share. Since my computer crashed, I haven’t been able to get them to transfer from my computer to blogger very effectively.
Until then, I am continuing the Gratitude Count in my heart’s tally today along with Ann and many others. May the Lord bless you and make His face to shine on you today….Lori