Mar 06 2013

Oh Rhoda!

It's one of those things that makes your jaw drop, when you find out someone you know has a terminal diagnosis.  A moment like that makes you look at your life differently. I don't know about you, but it put my worries into perspective.

It seems like we're all saying that today with the news that actress, Valerie Harper, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  She played Rhoda on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Well, doctors say she has 3 months.  But her attitude is amazing.

“I don’t think of dying,” she said. “I think of being here now.”

I don't know about you, but I need to think more like that. Now is really all we have.

"This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."  -Psalm 118:24

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Mar 05 2013

Bright Side

It's not the way it's supposed to be, but it's the way it is. So make the best out of it.

That's a little saying I think about when I feel discouraged about a situation in my life.  I realize instead of letting go of it, I try to fix it myself, and that's never a good solution.

Take being single, for example.  I read today that apparently now the best way to change that is to go to Wal-Mart.  Seriously.  I saw that Wal-Mart is the most common place in America that people meet each other.  Things like that make you seriously contemplate getting dressed up and hang out out in the automotive section.  That's ridiculous.  Like that's going to fix it. It might fix my car, but not me.

I remember when Plumb was here and shared about what she learned when her and her husband separated (they have since reconciled). Her pastor said that it wasn't about fixing each other, it's about fixing yourself.

So, if life isn't the way you want it, don't blame others, work on yourself.  And in the meantime be thankful that you don't have to share a closet.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. -Matthew 6:34


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