I know, I’m spoiled. I’ve been hearing it all my life.
Growing up, some defended me saying,
“She’s not spoiled, she’s just plain rotten.”
I would say to them now,
“Nope, I’m just plain blessed.”
But, I haven’t always felt blessed.
Blessing isn’t in circumstantial change.
Blessing is in perspective change.
A few ways my perspective changed this last year:
I’m learning that although I want to do so very much,
I can, in truth, do so very little.
I’m learning that although I have many, many interests,
in truth I only have time for a few.
I’m learning that although I like independence
I like people, too.
I’m learning that although I’ve had many misconceptions
about a variety of subjects,
I know a few things about life, too.
I’m learning that if I need help choosing a name for a stuffed moose,
I have friends willing to get crazy with me.
I’m learning that I can read better with my new reading glasses.
Talk about a new perspective.
Words, how nice of you to stay in one place on the page!
And dear, dear progressive lenses, why did I fear you?
Now that I can read comfortably again …
I didn’t finish Discworld.
Late night crocheting trumped late night reading.
I did read:
Growing Your Faith by Jerry Bridges
I am in the midst of reading:
The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond
Disciplines of Grace by Jerry Bridges
And a silly book about talking fridges, but I don’t recommend it. In fact, I most likely won’t finish it. One doesn’t know until one tries.
The book I mentioned …
The Greatest Thing in the World,
got me pondering love from a different angle.
Jesus said, “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.”
John said, “God is love.”
Paul shared what love is:
1 Corinthians 13.
So that means,
God is 1 Corinthians 13 love.
And we are to love God with 1 Corinthians 13 love.
With that new perspective,
I got stumped on Love is Patient.
God is patient with me.
How patient am I with God?
Now that’s something to ponder.
While it’s been an unusual month …
(I’m not sure I would recognize a usual month )
I’ve met wonderful people online via Operation LITTLE FEET!
In fact, there’s a new Operation LITTLE FEET Ravelry group!
And as a treat …
I got to meet – in real life – Kathy, the assistant coordinator of Love Snuggles, and her retired military husband, Mark.
Here’s a tiny little sample from the big bag of handmade goodies Love Snuggles donated to Operation LITTLE FEET!
More to come about this amazing group in future posts!
More Creativity for a Cause