Selecting a photo (or photos) for this particular “image of life“ was challenging for me. My parents move tomorrow and I was busy doing what I could to make their transition as smooth as possible. In the midst of it all I had, well, I just had one of those weeks. But I digress. The point is that I wasn’t sure what to share. I have the Lord to look to for my ultimate inspiration, but what could I post to encapsulate His awesome truth? Ahhh so many, many things, but then I experienced a very special moment.
Just before her bedtime, my sweet Alexandra was bonding with her daddy. As I observed the interaction between my daughter and husband my heart melted. As she laughed, smiled, and squealed in pure delight, I nearly shed a tear at the uncomplicated joy of it all! I watched intently as I contemplated my own happiness. I smile a lot and love to laugh, but far too often I allow the little things to get me down. I analyze and mull things over, while sometimes (unnecessarily) feeling as though I must be the one to carry the burdens on my shoulder. This couldn’t be further from the truth! As I reflect on my many blessings, my healthy family, and an Almighty God who’s love for me never fails, I am inspired to love stronger, laugh more, and live in the joy that is set before me!
“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa
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