August 20, 2015

Thursday Thought

Well, it's Thursday and that means that it's time for a Thursday Thought.

I have had my share of struggles lately. Usually if something isn't going right in my life, I take a moment and step back to access the situation and then do what I can to fix it. Unfortunately, the trials I am currently facing are beyond my control. For example, I can't make the stress fracture in my foot heal faster than it wants to. This means that I get to endure the pain and miss out on my favorite summer activities. Some days it's hard to put a smile on my face and say, "It's okay" when everyone else is out having fun. All I really want right now is for everything to really be okay-- okay as in, the way I think it should be. I'm beginning to wonder if the Lord is trying to teach me patience or if I'm supposed to learn to trust in Him more. Maybe I'm supposed to be learning something completely different. I don't really know.

The other day as I was driving, I was stopped behind a car that had a bumper sticker that looked a lot like this:

I'm not a big animal person, but I liked the message of the bumper sticker and I have thought about it everyday since then. Live positively.What a simple and profound message. It got me thinking? Do I have a positive attitude even though life is hard right now? I like to think I have a positive attitude and I hope that things will get better but ultimately everything is on the Lord's timetable right now.

Then some days, I see cards and pictures that says things like this:

And then I laugh. Maybe laughing at something like this isn't a good thing but laughter is the best medicine right?

So the thought for today is this, live positively. Life is hard, it's supposed to be. Eventually the trials and hard times will end and you will be a better person because of the experiences you had. The Lord is there cheering you on from the sidelines. You can do this! Remember, failure isn't a option.

 P.S. Don't forget to laugh. And go listen to some Aqua-- you can't not be happy listening to them.