Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Good Things I Wasn't Seeing

Year 8-Day 114: Today, I am grateful for "the good things I wasn't seeing." 

I stumbled onto this quote today. It wraps up this season in a nutshell:

"You'll always have bad times, but it'll wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." -Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting

This quarantine is going to continue for awhile longer, so let's focus on re-framing it into something more manageable. It is a time to take in the good things in our lives we were to busy to see. 

Remember when those stops we had to make felt as if they were cutting into our time at home in the evening? They do, but we miss the freedom to choose how we spend our after work hours. 

On the other side of the coin, the time at home has some health benefits. Life is moving a little slower. We are not double booked and overbooked. Learning to slow down has its benefits. 

Make a list of the things you appreciate more because other things are missing. 

Make a list of the things, places or services you will not take for granted for a long time when they open up again. 

Make a list of the things you thought were important, but really just took time away from the really important stuff. 

All of our lists are unique. We all see the world a little differently. Hard times wake us up to the good stuff we weren't seeing. Difficulties often help us recalculate our priorities. 

For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes. -Proverbs 5:21

How are we spending our days? 

Today, I am grateful for "the good things I wasn't seeing ." 

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