January 18, 2004

Foreshadowing and Perspective

Isn't it funny how our perspective changes things? It's rained here for two days. I woke up this morning, walked into the kitchen to warm a bottle for the baby, and heard the rain, still pecking on the window. As I stood and listened to it, I thought to myself, Rain on Sunday morning. What a wonderful gift from the Lord! It's like He's pouring out His spirit on us in liquid form.'

Now, this thought may seem insignificant to you. But for me, it means a change in my way of thinking. This is one of my goals for this year. To turn the negatives (or what I think is negative) into something positive. I did just that this morning without consciously having to make an effort to do so. That, my friend, is progress!

I could have easily thought, 'Oh, no! Not rain AGAIN today! Will it ever stop raining?? Great! Now we'll all get soaked going to church this morning!' You know what? Ordinarily, these would have been my first thoughts.

Thank God for change! I'm so glad that I have the power within myself to make changes. I don't have to stay the same. I can grow and evolve daily. I can become a better person! It only takes a little work and some time.