Economy, Politics, War, Pestilence, Cancer. Wonderful words to start of a blog. I think that each one of us can think specific things that are bad in the world. In fact if I asked you to name 5 things you could come up with 5 independent of mine above. It is easy to remember the tough times. What we need to do is remember the good times. There have been and still are good times.
I have had great things happen to me. I can always remember good things in my life, a birth of a child, marriage to my wife. Watching the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl, twice even, 🙂 . Hanging out with my family in Jackson Hole, at a restaurant, and playing on the grass with all of the kids in the extended family. Going to a concert with my wife. Great times. Nothing can take these experiences from me. I cherish them.
But what about real life. What about today? It’s up to you.
My wife and I set our evenings by the activities of our kids or needs of our church. We have football practice, soccer practice, cub scouts, sports games, church activities for the kids. Friday night is date night though, thank heavens. A night alone with my wife without the kids. In all of the hustle and bustle of our family sometimes things slip through the cracks.
This past couple of weeks our basement has flooded twice. So when the rain threatened again a couple of weeks ago I decided to stay home to make sure my home didn’t float away. After I worked outside to fix the drainage and tons of prayers from my family the basement was safe. We had a great day that day. I could have focused on the rain or the loss of work by my working from home. I didn’t, I was so happy my home didn’t flood. We can choose which way we see things, positive or negative.
Later on that afternoon my kids came home and my oldest son tried to get a drink out of the faucet. Guess what no water. I had forgotten to pay the water bill. By this time it was 5pm. I called and got the bill paid but they couldn’t get the water on until the next morning. Nice. Really nice. In the end all I could do was laugh. If that is the worst that happens I can live with that. I am sorry that is happened but my basement was dry. That is a great thing.
In the end there are many people with worse things that happen to them. I have good health, a family that loves me and employment. There are several things to be thankful for. Sit down and try to write 5 bad things as quickly as you can. Next write down 5 good things, see which one takes longer.
We have great medicine, travel availability, connectivity and opportunities. Man the opportunities are outstanding.
Have a great day today and if I don’t see you tomorrow have a great day tomorrow. I know I will because I can remember all of the good things that have happened to me in my life.