What if we lived this week in relentless optimism? Life is supposed to teach us lessons through pain, but also lessons through joy. And as I always preach, joy is a choice. On Monday, I am having surgery. I could have spent this past week in fear and trembling with anxiety, but I choose to stay in each present moment and find joy.
I recently read: Anticipate beauty, Believe in miracles, Count on grace, Decide on joy, and Expect peace. This fabulous patio is right outside my screen porch, however, the porch was quite dirty and the foliage overgrown. As I will be homebound for about a month, I decided to call Les and Renee who are amazingly talented painters, tile installers, landscapers, they do it all, and are reasonably priced. They came and worked and lifted my spirits so high that I am over-flowing with joy. I now have a once-again glorious retreat in which to rest, read, and write. God is so good. I anticipated beauty and was not disappointed. I decided to find joy and it arrived in my own backyard. I’m blessed by His grace and I trust God for miracle healing. Jesus tells you and me that if we are heavy-laden, He will give us rest and peace. We just have to come into His presence. I invite you to do that right now, this very moment and enjoy the refreshment of His Living Water. Love you all and covet your prayers on Monday, Linda