Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Today is a New Day!


Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend.  During this conversation my friend said she basically was so concerned about the world, she didn't even think it could be the right time to invite a new puppy into her world.  She woke me up, and I heard myself saying, "Bullshit!"  She said, "What?"  I said, "Look.  I remember just before I got married (about 40 years ago) and I thought the world was in such a bad place that I didn't want to have children.  Then something happened and I changed my mind and had them anyway.  I am so thankful.  Then my children started having children.  I am so thankful every day."  Even if it looks like the world is doing weird things, the only part of the world I have ever had a chance to make a difference in, is the part I am standing in.  Today is a new day.  This made my friend think of a story of a child that was kidnapped and was with an evil person and the evil one said, "Aren't you afraid?" and she said, "No.  Because I remember whose I am."  I believe that history shows that God and this world can make it's own adjustments.  Despite some people thinking because they have more money than they know what to do with that they can be a better expert in all things than God (give me a break - re-inventing meat and the brightness of the sun?), I know that I should only effect my own life and let it radiate out from there.  Join me!  Let today be a new day.  Do positive things in your small part of the world and let it radiate on its own.  Live life again.  I will leave you with my favorite rendition of Rise Up by Jordan Rabjohn and his mom, Katherine Hallam.  

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