This isn’t a religious blog….although I do try to openly share my faith.
This post isn’t about God….although, everything is about God.
I’m not going to try to convince you to become a Christian….although, you should.
I actually get offended with the whole, “Let me tell ya about Jesus” bit….although, seriously, you should listen.
Today is Good Friday. The day which Christians observe as Jesus’ execution day.
When I was younger, I distinctly remember asking my mom why we called it “good”. How could someone dying on a cross be anything but horrible?
But now, as an adult, I understand.
It was the best thing that could ever happen.
He died, so that I might live. It should be called, “GREAT Friday!”
Today, I choose to reflect on the “good” things I have in life. Upon first glance, they might seem bad, when in reality, they are truly wonderful.
1. We live in a 800 square foot shoe-box.
The good = I can vacuum my entire house, without having to unplug even once.
2. I’m married to a man who spends a fortune on guitars.
The good = Having 8 guitars, stuffed inside a shoebox, lowers the heating bill in the winter.
3. I’m not using my college degree.
The good = I’m sitting front row at the “Henry & Clara Show”. Belly laughing, eating popcorn…marveling at the sights before me.
4. My almost 2 year old is still nursing, which means she can’t be left overnight at Nana’s.
The good = Clara is THRIVING. Clearly. And she likes spending time with her mama.
5. I over-exercise.
The good = I’m no longer taking an anti-depressant. And my husband is highly interested.
6. Henry is now calling himself “Maleficent”. He made me pet the imaginary bird on his shoulder today.
The good = The kid has an imagination. BONUS = he can just talk to the bird, instead of asking me the same question 4,599 times. In an hour.
7. I can’t cook a lick.
The good = Best diet plan EVER! Salad bowls are easy peazy. (Plus, I got the “How to Cook A Kiss” cookbook, but never the lick one…….I’ll stop now.)
8. I rely on God for every single thing I have.
The good = I rely on God for every single thing I have.
And that, my friends, is a truly GREAT thing!
Today is Good Friday. Today, I am thankful for all the “good”.
Because my “good” is producing a much stronger woman. A better example. Someone whose skin I’m comfortable being in.
QUESTION: What in your life seems like a bad thing, but actually has a wonderful silver lining? What’s your favorite Easter candy? <-pah – no question here…Reese’s Egg!