Coffee is not canceled and thank the Lord for that.
Kindness is not canceled.
Imagination is not canceled.
Going for a walk is not canceled.
Laughter is not canceled.
Family is not canceled.
Above all else, salvation is not canceled.
A lot of things in 2020 have been canceled and we all can feel the weight of life, especially this year. Remember that joy and hope can’t be taken away, no matter the circumstance. Life is too short to worry about things out of our control. Do your best and give every day all you have. Be kind to yourself and your neighbor.
Let’s not aim to be perfect in 2021, but to be available. Be intentional. Really aim to actively hear what those around you are saying rather than being a passive listener. This world can be a dark place, but be the light.
As a month that is about thanks, hence the name, I felt led to write about a different thing, person, place, etc. that I am thankful for for each day of the month. Some blogs might be shorter or longer, in nature, but we are rolling with it.
For the first day of Thanksgiving blog series , I am thankful for change. Why am I thankful for such a thing, you might ask?
Anyone who has known me for any amount of time could tell you that I am one that despises change. As a Type A, slight OCD person, routine is very comforting. Having things color-coded, alphabetized and in order makes my soul sing to new heights.
If 2020 has taught me anything, however, it is how much change is inevitable. Change is good, although sometimes very uncomfortable. Things are always evolving, so we have to learn that you are either stuck in a complacency or learn to embrace the unknown.
Don’t get me wrong in the fact that some things are not meant to change, like laws and biblical truth. There are certain things that must remain constant for some kind of order among the crazy in the world. These allow us to know what is expected of us and for us to live with order.
In the first ten months of 2020 alone, I have seen: • A move to Asheville, NC • New jobs for my husband and I • A new 2020 Honda CR-V • Our 1 Year Anniversary of being married (Aug. 3) • Adopting our kitten, Belmont • Surviving life during a pandemic • The biggest Presidential election known to date
Although life is hard and living through a pandemic was not what we had envisioned for this year, it has brought so much growth. With that being said, I have come to understand that so much of life is out of my control. What I can control are my reactions and my emotions. My attitude will take me farther than anything that happens to me.
I pray that in every evolving season and in with every unknown, we remain confident in His truth and know that He is good. He will sustain us when we are weak. Rest in the fact that he knows our future.
There is beauty in the unknown. We can know that God is our constant through it all.