We have all heard Julie Andrews sing about her favorite things. Isn’t that song such a great collection of personal love?
I have had a few of these days. Days that were so scary or sad that I was on the verge of tears the whole day. Those are the days that going out into public is really hard. Those are the days that smiling is really hard. People have no idea what is going on in your life. They say “how was your weekend?” but they really don’t want to know the answer unless it is an uplifting answer.
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I have found that two streams can run through one’s life simultaneously — one, a deep current of sadness, the other a bubbling spring of joy. But I admit that I have often found myself overwhelmed by the stream of heartache and have taken for granted the glimpses of joy that can be found on an otherwise dreary day.
I’ve been there. Life is sailing along. Sure, there are some bumps in the road here and there but nothing traumatic. Congratulations, you’re winning at life!
Hope is a big thing, but it comes to us in so many small ways.