Perhaps posting a Christmas picture in May seems odd but the sentiments of the word hope are on my heart tonight. I am reflecting on what I have learned these past few months, during the medical tests and illness. I share this humbly with you. These are just some of the lessons.
1. Trust God. That old saying of don’t put all your eggs in one basket does not apply here. I have trusted God in each step and would not have it any other way.
2. Relationships rock. I am so grateful for the healthy, mutual relationships I have in my life. Everything I have needed, I have received, sometimes in wonderful and glorious ways.
3. Live in the moment. Scripture says not to worry about tomorrow. The present moment is what has kept me sane these months. I have not leapt into the future often but deliberately chose to compartmentalize each step in the process.
4. Maintain a positive attitude and others will go to that space too.
5. Be grateful. All the time. There is always something to be thankful for. Remember to say thank you when acts of kindness have been bestowed upon you.
6. Know who your friends are and love them back.
7. Do not let fear get in the way of love or life.
8. Let others carry you, even when you can do it yourself.
9. Pray always and if you cannot, get others to pray for you.
10. Hang on to hope. Hope will carry you through some rough patches.
I will be offline for a length of time. Your prayers and love are so appreciated. I am grateful for all that those who accompany me have given to me.