Ever been stuck seeing the challenging side of life? I can't be the only one! :)
Well, with the help of friends and family, and much prayer, guidance and signs from God, my entire outlook on everyday life is in the process of flipping. And that's a darn good thing!
After dealing with some tough emotions for many years, my outlook on life was pretty negative, even though I am very blessed. Well, now that those emotions are becoming healthier, and because of the many blessings God has provided, I am seeing the world as an expression of His spirit and presence. And I am seeing God's love work through people. It's amazing to look for God in people, because He's there. People are constantly showing love to others. You just have to really pay attention to it, even in small things. Life is goodness.
I was noticing people at the coffee shop, acknowledging each other. Shoot, I even noticed a guy's crazy socks and made a point of mentioning it to him. For a long time, even though I can be outgoing, I would have kept my kind comments to myself out of anxiety. No more. I'm getting a real kick out becoming more involved in everyday life with people and am seeing a whole new level of love, for me and for others.
I hope this little testimony makes a difference for you too, to see that all kinds of people are showing God's love daily and hourly.
Unexpected blessings this week, you ask?
Well, let's see, I was invited to see a former student play piano today, and it was awesome to see her play, with no music in front of her.
My good friend Corey brought over a chocolate pie that his mom had made for me, and also gave me two pair of crazy socks. She knows me well! :)
Ran into Tom Pipines from Fox 6 News and am working on getting a story made of the Box Project in my 4th grade classroom at University Lake School.
Saw the goodness and willingness of people to make a difference in the community as my sister and others worked to create painted boards for new picnic tables to be placed in West Park, in Racine. It's called Art to Table Picnic Table Project.
Click here to see Art to Table.
I am very grateful for all, and am really glad to be seeing the world in this new loving way. Blessings to all of you. XO
And it's been a few weeks since I included a God works! photo. Here's a classic from Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park, WA. Look at those blues!