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Life, as I See it… (01/20/2021)

Appreciation of what we have is sometimes a hard task. Shame on us. 

For months now we have complained and worried about our lives and loss of our normal day-to-day opportunities. 

Instead of taking note of what is still good in our lives, we have tended to focus on loss, change, and disappointment.

I’m as guilty as anyone else. I’ve done my share of whining and lamenting. Woe is me.

Still, every morning I faithfully read my devotions. I pray. I believe better days just have to be ahead.

I repeatedly remind myself of my favorite Bible passage. Not only have I claimed these words for my own life, I have time and again given them others in distress. 

Philippians 4:6-7 is pretty much what we need to acknowledge and believe. 

It reads: 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

It’s Sunday as I write this column. None of us know how the week will play out. 

I continue to pray for our leaders, elected, serving and soon to be sworn in.

Some of you remember Rodney King who asked; “Can’t we all get along?”

Wouldn’t it be great if we could answer yes to the question?

I’m not a confrontational person. I live my life, I don’t force feed my beliefs on anyone. It’s obvious what my beliefs are, but I wouldn’t presume to insist that you agree with me.

So many people seem to want to tell us what we need to believe.

I frankly get sick of hearing it. Maybe it’s time to step back and stop shoving our opinions on others.

On to good news. Puppy Rocky Balboa will join our family this week. We get to bring him home on Wednesday. The baby gate is up to prevent him from tumbling down the stairs. All chewable temptations are out of reach. 

Tom has been studying the proper techniques in puppy training. I’m good with it. It’s his puppy and his responsibility. 

For me, it’s sort of like being grandma. Just as I do with the grandkids, I can play with him, give him treats, and then send him back to the parent. Works for me. 

Life is good today ♣

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