This is for anyone who has ever felt out of place, unwanted, or unloved. Who has watched from the outside, been picked on, bullied or felt bad about themselves. This is for anyone who needs a smile or just needs a place to express themselves; for anyone who has ever been hurt. This is for you.
That is the rhythm of life, the beat to which we live.
So wouldn’t you think that if bad things happen, good must follow?
Our problems will improveif we wait it out long enough to see it come back down to us, to hear it tock, and feel God’s blessings exhale against us. Just as long as we keep believing that life will improve and keep up that rhythm of hope!
Every day is filled with blessings; from the big things like a much-needed job interview, to the smaller ones like having an extra twenty to go see a movie. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and colorsbut no matter how small - even down to the very breath in our lungs - it’s all a blessing! Hmmm, like (just to name a few):
Sunlightsmiling down upon you
Those are blessings!
Friendswho make you laugh
AFamilywho loves you
They’re blessings, too!
You may have to look for them, but they’re all right there just waiting for you. You might have to use a magnifying glass, or maybe even a microscope, but if you search hard enough you can see all the little gifts which the Lord leaves for us to find!
It’s the perfect opportunity to curl up inside a cozy blanket and read a good book.
Your car gets a free washing!
The flowers are getting quenched, so they’ll be all colorful and perky come tomorrow.
The sunshine (when the tempest moves on) is the absolute sweetest of all!
you know what else?
Storms never linger for long and the sunlight burning just behind those clouds will eventually break through again, bringing with it bluerskies and dryer weather! So even if the rains are falling where you are, just remember that if you wait long enough one good breeze will part the drizzle and the rays will smile down upon you again.
to spend any way you want! It’s a gift from God, from dawn until dusk, a whole new page in the diary of our lives to fill in with new memories. So let’s go seize the newness and celebrate this fresh, new, clean day!!
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
This is our first, official, positive thought in the Glass Half Full segment! So you'd better get your shades on and prepare to look at the sunny side of things, cause here we go! .......................
Sometimes, life gives you lemons, so you just have to make lemonade and have a picnic.
Other times, it might give you a pineapple, but then you can make a smoothie.
If it gives you an apple, hey, go ahead and make a pie.
But, on occasion, life gives you some exotic, prickly fruit with spear-like spikes that looks totally inedible and no matter how hard you whack on it, it just won’t crack.
But keep whacking!
For, underneath all the thorns, you’re bound to find it's the sweetest snack of all, cause even the hardest shell of the hardest coconut will eventually yield something delicious.
Me? I like lemonade, so thankfully life gives lots of lemons!
And this concludes your first, fruity, positive thought for the day, but don't worry, this is only the beginning!