GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
If you've ever had to turn down the air conditioner because you're too cold on a sweltering day or had to drop that heat down on a day when the temps are well below freezing - your life is pretty darned good. Just consider it for a moment and you'll agree. I know it's January. I know for a great many folks this is the least favorable time of year ... no more holidays to celebrate, vacation's over, the weather may or may not be ideal, work may be ramping up --or getting too slow. Sigh.
The point is that every day in the world, imperfect as it is and flawed as the humans are: there is beauty in life, always. Maybe it's an albino deer that's happened along your path on a woodland walk; perhaps it's a rare glimpse of a majestic hawk or bald eagle. Maybe it's a smile from that handsome young man or pretty little lady you married all those years ago. OR MAYBE IT'S JUST A GLIMPSE OF YOUR CHILD, GROWING AND BECOMING AN ADULT OF WHOM YOU AREN'T MERELY PROUD & WHOM YOU ADORE; BUT IS ALSO SOMEONE WHOSE COMPANY YOU GENUINELY ENJOY. Look around; "you are one lucky so-and-so" as my Pop always says.
So, crank up that heat or air and smile wide: you've got a whole heck of a lot of happy going on today. #everydayblessings #lifeisbeautiful
R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy. The LORD is good: the LORD, whose kindness endures forever, and his faithfulness, to all generations. R. Alleluia, alleluia. A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, and adore the Lord. Today a great light has come upon the earth.