Life gets busy and it makes it difficult sometimes to make room for the things that are important to us. It takes a little time…it takes making the time.
I was reading today and came across this scripture: Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (Hebrews 13:16.) It served to remind me of what is important in my life at this time, which is best defined in another scripture. 2 Corinthians 1:3&4 says, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
I like this. It is perhaps the only way that I can cope with, make sense of and come to terms with the ordeals of life (due to our choices) brings our way.
I practice gratitude everyday. It is what empowers us to move on. It is often a stretch to find something to be grateful for but today I am grateful for life’s experiences…all of them, the good, the bad and the ugly. They have enabled me to get outside of myself and live differently in a me-focused world.
The things I am choosing to do each day are centered around bringing comfort to those who are suffering…because of the hardships in life, and in spite of them. It’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness, making it a little harder to focus on gratitude…but it just takes a little time.