Sunday, April 2, 2017

A New Day

Good Morning.

I woke up this morning and the sun was shining.  It looked like a beautiful spring day.  The sky was blue, and the birds were happy to be alive.  The vision from my window looked so simple and easy to understand.  Not like our lives can be on this side of the glass, full of complications and complexities.  

The message at church continued along the series which says we can "restore our mess". We are, without doubt, dirty, messy, and imperfect.  But the great news is that no matter how messy things are, no matter how much we mess up, no matter what is in our past, no matter what complications we face in our can all be rinsed away and we can become clean once again.

The message made sense to me in the context of the beauty of the clear morning.  It had been a raining, cold, miserable day on Friday and Saturday, and yet all of that gray was gone and the colors had returned.  In fact, everything was growing and beautiful BECAUSE it had rained.  

All of us (caregivers or not) desperately need to remember that every day is a new opportunity to change the course of our lives.  We could wake up and forgive someone that we have been holding a grudge against.  We could ask forgiveness from someone who we have done wrong to.  We could take a first step to fight addiction.  We can decide today is the day I will no longer raise my voice in anger to my wife or children.  We can set aside our work so that we can be attentive to our family.  We can reach out to our neighbors, our family, our friends, and just say "I love you and I am here for you".

Each new day is a gift.  We don't know how many of those gifts we will receive, and some day we will have our last morning on this earth.  We cannot waste such a gift. 

I challenge every reader to think about the one path you want to change in your life.  What is that one thing you do that you wish terribly that you could change?  Today is the best day to take one step in the right direction.  

Good morning....its the gift of a new day.  What are you going to do with it?

Be well and God bless.   Tom

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  1. Always blessed by your words and your perspectives...thanks for sharing!!


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