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I did that today. Ugh. What I read was true, and I still agree with it. But... it felt shallow. Like written by a sincere newbie. Oh...... oops. That's what I was. :-}
So, I'll cut myself some slack, and just learn from true parts. It's HERE in case anyone has some time on their hands.
It's called "What's Wrong with Hard?". Good article. Except if you ask me today, after almost 2 years of one serious medical thing after another, and being totally exhausted over it all, I'd say:
Enough already!! I'm ready for a break!! I've had enough of Hard. Give me some Easy for a change!!
I read this line and found myself irritated: "I think that when something is hard, we have to perceive that WE ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO MEET THE CHALLENGE."
And I've felt so worn down, I realized when I read that sentence, that I was NOT thinking of myself that way. I was NOT being thankful and appreciative. I was NOT leaning on the Lord for strength and patience and endurance.
I was just NOT... you name it, I was not.
I have another birthday looming on the horizon. For my birthday, I am going to do an internal inventory. And change those attitudes that need changing.
Every Day is a Gift.
With gratitude I still have another chance at this journey,
PS: around here in Southern Oregon are several farms that raise alpacas. So we are trying to find one with winter hours where we can see these adorable critters in person.