Howdy Journal & Friends,
Today looks to be another 101 degree day here in Southern Oregon! It feels like a lazy Saturday.
I'm not sure why, I just don't feel like being "deep" today or even rah-rah. I'm not blah. Maybe just... quiet? Content? Restful?
I woke up feeling thankful, maybe that's it. I've been cruising Bloggyland the last couple of days, visiting new people, link-hopping. And was smacked with the reality that lots of people are dealing with such heart-breaking circumstances.
When I am particularly touched by someone's situation and feel so led, I'll stick up a note on my computer to pray for that person daily. Well, I think I was feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff people were dealing with... and feeling almost guilty that right now, at this time and space, there is peace in my life.
Peace. I don't mean inner peace... we can have that anytime in the midst of the storm, from the Prince of Peace. I mean circumstances are peaceful right now. We are "between storms."
My biggest "problem" is that every time I sit down to the comuter, Vevie (rhymes with Stevie) takes that as a cue to come and demand that I play with her, or, she wants to cuddle up right in front of the keyboard and sleep.
If that's all I have to deal with right now, I am blessed indeed.
So you can see why I'm feeling thankful... even for small things.
Thankful for a good air-conditioner in this heat.
Thankful for a day I don't have pressing obligations, so I can just relax.
Thankful for having met so many wonderful bloggy friends.
I'm not being glib on that last one. This is embarrassing to admit... but I was truly surprised that people have been so friendly and accepting to me. And that they comment with such support and uplifting words. There are so many very giving and creative people out there. And it took the internet to open my eyes to see that! See... you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!
From Dr Phil's book: "When you are on the right track, there is an enormous energy that uplifts you."
My verse for today: "I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High."
My quote for today: "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."--Muhammad Ali
Enjoy the Journey,