Last night this new blog frustrated me to the point of throwing in the towel, until I ran across this nugget in my quotes of encouragement.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. ~Walter Anderson
Hm. I can pitch a fit, stomp my feet, and shutdown my computer, swearing to never turn it on again because no one ever reads this stuff anyway. Or after having my hissy-fit, I can write another post with trust in God that the one He had me write it for will find encouragement in it.
It’s difficult to continue with the work, when everything seems to be falling apart at the seams. Yet, we are to be thankful and rejoice in all things. Yeah, I know it sounds like another sermon.
The point is talk is cheap. We can say we’re thankful even for the bad things that happen. We can mouth words of praise even through the storms of life. However, more than simple quotes of encouragement, our behavior reveals our faith and our gratitude.
See you in a twinkling,
Author/illustrator of the Bumbly Bee books