I was going to post more information about preparing for college, but I wanted to spend this week encouraging us all to enjoy the journey that we are on. This past week was difficult after the reports came in about the occurrence at the Boston Marathon. How many people were affected by this tragic event? How many will never walk again or live life to its fullest? How extremely sad!
It’s odd how events all mesh together to give you a different perspective; a better appreciation for what you have as you watch others go through difficult times. I am doing the bible study of One Thousand Gifts and this week we talked about slowing down, not rushing through things and seeing what God has for us. I also talked with Dale last week about enjoying the journey of life as we travel together on this path of life. How thankful I am to have a husband who loves me, two great sons who are figuring out life, amazing students who bring exuberance and laughter to their studies, and friends to laugh and cry with as they move along their road too.
Ecclesiastes 3 says it best.
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
Remember to enjoy the moments you have been given. Enjoy your journey and encourage someone along the way.
Beautfiul post, Lisa. Loved reading this on this Monday morning. Our daily gifts help to remind us how each day is a gift and shouldn’t ever be taken for granted. I loved reading Ann’s book~ there is also a fun app for your phone that I use that you can take pics of your little gifts each day to keep as a little reminder for you to scroll through and remind us of all that we have in these days that are pretty sacred in this world that we live in.