Our granddaughters are teaching us about the basics as we walk just a little bit through life with them. We run the gamut, of course, from lows to highs, but the raw joy is the best! We went to the Blueberry Festival on Saturday and the kids went on various rides. Maia, in pink, is a wild one, and Maddie, in blue, is a contemplative sort, but to see life through their individual perspectives is inspirational as well as highly entertaining. Well, and to be honest, sometimes very challenging! I.LOVE.BEING.WITH.OUR.KIDS!
We have recently been bombarded with the idea, from sermons, readings, and discussions, that thankfulness and praising God, and as a result, finding joy, are directly connected, actually leading into, trusting God, to being a true disciple. Even this photo, which was taped to the wall over the desk of our hospital’s receptionist was part of the input of the last month or two. It makes you smile and be thankful, doesn’t it? You wonder what the uninhibited enjoyment was from, right??
So, can I make my way there? Can I keep up my thankfulness journal and as a result ease off of my judgemental, critical nature? Can I purpose to live out an attitude of thankfulness, making sure I speak out my gratitude and share JOY with those around me? Can my life shout out “Whooeee, what an awesome ride, thank you, amazing Creator God??”