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Jan '11

A Beautiful Day

I love it when the sun is out – especially after many gray days!  We seem to have had a long time of rainy, gray days.  I’ve even had to put sunglasses on.  I had to dig around to find them at the bottom of my purse.  One spring, maybe 2006, I had a day like that.  I had to dig my sunglasses out only to find that they had spent so much time being abused at the bottom of my purse that they had broken.  I’m happy to report that my sunglasses are injury-free.

Yesterday, I stopped and realized that I need to thank God for the gray ones too.  If nothing else, they make me appreciate the blue skies when they’re here.  I started to think about my life.  Do I sit and complain about the hard times or do they help me appreciate when things are easier for me.  Or, do I only focus on my problems and not thank God when things are smooth sailing?

It made me think of Philippians 4:12.  Paul said, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

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