After a record-setting week of cold temps – it is great to be above freezing once again – even into the 40’s.
Last Sunday I came home from church and did not go out again until this past Saturday. My husband took me to Applebee’s for lunch.
I have been to Applebees many times to eat. It is always good food and I enjoy it. But somehow the food seemed to taste better than normal. My drink was more refreshing. As I sat and enjoyed just talking with my husband and savoring being out and about again, I realized it was somehow better because of the days spent cooped inside.
Life I think can be like that. We go along just taking things for granted until we hit a rough spot. While going through a difficult time is not easy or something we would willingly choose, maybe those difficult times help us appreciate the good times we have.
I know after my battle with cancer I cherish just being alive – seeing the sunset, the leaves turn colors in the fall, hearing the laughter of my grandchildren, or my husband say “I love you.”
After spending time as a missionary I appreciate running, clean hot water, refrigeration for my food and electricity 24/7.
After a couple of days of warm weather it appears we will return to winter temps. But I have hope. Spring is only 26 days away.
And God’s Word has promised us:
“As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter,
day and night will never cease.”
If you are in a tough time right now, I want to encourge you to hang in there – spring will come.
If life is going great for you right now, don’t take it for granted. Take time to just stop, look around and be thankful.
26 days! YES! I went out Friday for the first time in 3 weeks. Had to go to Nathan’s 100th day of school. Then Saturday we got our taxes done and got some lunch. It was so nice to sit and visit with Mr. Jones. We don’t normally sit and talk after we were done eating. It was nice!
thank you for the encouragement. i deeply appreciate it.