I have been concentrating on self-improvement recently. The result is not pointed directly at me. It is pointed at family, friends, my home, and life in general.
There is a deep-seated need within me, a need to share my happiness with others.
I do not see the world as an easy place to live. I face my own challenges such as weight gain, constant aches and pains, grown children that do not communicate across the miles, a husband that is out of work and not feeling well, friends that are having a tough time in life…and the list goes on.
I do not share my problems with people often, I share them with God.
Everyone has their own style. My style is to be as positive as possible. There is enough hardship in the world to bring us down without casting my own shadow upon others.
As my good friend, Omar, leader of a local Mennonite church says, “I should not complain.” God bless him. He inspires me.
I went to my shop today to work on a client order. I dug through the CD’s. Today I was troubled with the thoughts, “Should I share my troubles with everyone, or should I give thanks and move on.” I flipped on the CD, The Traveling Light, Songs From The 23rd Psalm.
As I worked I listened. It all became clear to me, “I shall not fear the darkness.”
I shall not fear the darkness. I hope that song sticks with me for days to come.
Life is beautiful. I am thankful. I pray for help, just like everyone else does. I have my moments. I dig myself back out. I am strong, I know I am. But I am also weak. I will admit to it.
For now, I choose to shine as much as I can for everyone around me. It is what I was designed to do.