My reflection today:
There is good in life every day. Take a few minutes to distract yourself from your concerns-long enough to draw strength from a tree or to find pleasure in a bird’s song. Return a smile; realize that life is a series of levels, circles of ups and downs-some easy, some challenging.￼
Through it all, you will learn; you will grow strong in faith; you will mature in understanding. The difficult times are often the best teachers, and there is good to be found in all situations. Reach for the good. Be positive, and don’t give up.” – Pamela Owens Renfro
What strikes me most in this reflection is “the difficult times are often the best teachers, and there is good to be found in all situations.”
My father had a colostomy when he was 18 and then had to have further surgery when he was 23.
One day when I was complaining to him about how he could be so happy in the morning he said, “Every day I thank God for another day of living.”￼￼ He died at 47 but lived life to the fullest. He taught me how to live with a serious illness, in spite of his illness he lived a joyful life.