Thursday, March 29, 2012
This feeling is common with most things. You think the joy will last forever and then...all of a sudden the realization comes that nothing lasts forever..good feelings or bad. Payday is so fun and filled with joy..then the days go on, the money goes with them. And you just wait until the joy swings back your way again,
How funny we can start the week off with one feeling and then end in a completely different place. I think back to last weekend and the feelings that were stirred from that Sunday...and now I am basking in the glory of a new sweater, a payday weekend, and friends coming for a visit!! Joy indeed!!
When I was just starting to know and practice my faith I would pray for patience over and over again. Then I began to pray for joy.."Let me practice JOY, Lord. Let me get really good at JOY!!" Because what do they say...God gives you the opportunity to achieve your prayers and grow in virtue through practice. Let me practice joy!! Not that I had patience down yet...I just wanted to practice more joy!!
Not always easy...even when happiness is all around me I can still see the sad ...when we have this big beautiful house ...I can still see all we need to do....when I look at my clothes all I can see is what needs replacing....when I see my kids acting kind and sweet I think they should be acting kinder and sweeter. I want to be happy with the right now....be happy with the joy I get to practice RIGHT NOW!!
Lent is ending and Holy Week is almost upon us..what have I done? Should I focus on what I have done..or what I have failed to do? Let me offer this one last Lenten sacrifice..let me look to the good vs. the bad that is so much easier to see sometimes.
Let me see all the God has done for me and be joyful in that!!!
Thank you my blog friends near and far for all your love this week. I have bathed in the words you have shared and smiled in my heart!!