Jan 25, 2016

Monday Meme: Happy Goodbyes

Prayer and laughter are the best meds.  Sometimes they might cure a problem.  More likely, however, they will only help get through a tough situation.  Life tends to give us a lot of those—difficult circumstances or troubled times.  As moms, we need to get through those moments, with grace and patience if possible!  How are we to do that?

By choice.

We choose to be happy in whatever circumstance we find ourselves.  At times, we can’t help but react or over-react.  That’s when habit kicks in.  Do we shout out, or do we keep quiet?  Our actions speak louder than our words, and our kids are watching our lead.

I know it’s easier said than done, but I look for the positive, even if it’s just learning from a mistake.  What is the good?  If I am dealing with people, what’s the good in them?  It can be hard to find.  Occasionally, maybe the only good in that moment is their goodbye.  That’s ok.

We are to love our neighbors and our enemies.  We are all children of God.  That means every human has dignity, no matter what.  We are human, and we can’t please everyone.  Likewise, we can not expect to be pleased by everyone.  We simply can’t be vindictive or vengeful. 

We can pray for that person, even if it’s for a sooner-vs-later departure.  If we can pray for a happy death, which we do with every Hail Mary, we can certainly pray for a quick visit from someone who may push our buttons. 

So while we might appreciate some people more than others, we can look forward to an arrival as well as departure.  Both require love.  

"Love is patient; love is kind... Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking.  It is not prone to anger; neither does it brood over injuries."
~1 Cor 13:4-5 

1 comment:

  1. Sheryl, I just love this meme and can SO relate to the "happy goodbye" part! Thanks for sharing it - always a good reminder to be looking for the positive.


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