I almost skipped posting, but it just feels too weird to go to bed without posting something.
So let’s chat a little, ok?
Tonight, I was thinking about why I like to focus on the positive here. I post about stresses and bad moments occasionally, but I realize, at times, this blog may resemble a greeting card more than real life.
I really believe life just wouldn’t be quite as sweet without the sour.
I also believe it’s easy to forget that no one has it easy. Not one person. From the outside some people may appear to have it harder and some easier, but it’s impossible to judge another’s struggles. To know what someone else has endured, even if they’ve had a “similar” life. I know I need to remind myself of that frequently.
You might think that would make me want to highlight the negative a little more, but it doesn’t.
The knowledge that other people have struggles is a nice reminder, on occasion. There’s a fine line, though. It can go too far in the other direction.
I don’t want to share so many of my struggles that it appears I think my life is worse than yours. I know you have your own struggles. I want to foster this as a place of acceptance, encouragement, and love rather than… Darkness.
So I pick and choose and focus on the light because we have enough darkness in this world. My prayer is that His light shine through this space.
And with that, I’m signing off to go to bed. Goodnight and blessings to you and yours. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!