A looming leap over the fiscal cliff, a drought of epic proportions in my back yard, politicians backing away from common-sense gun laws, the death of a good friend, another friend facing the loss of a lower leg, and, on a much lesser scale, two pairs of glasses lost (and replaced) in the last two weeks–it’s easy to get swamped by all the negativity. But Deb at Rev Gal Blog Pals is asking about good things and that brings a smile to my face. Five good things. That’s all she asks. Just five good things.
#1. Tim. He makes me laugh. He steadies me. He’s my T-Rock.
#2. Tex and Faith. They’re quiet at the moment, but not for long. They don’t seem to tire of playing with one another and with us.
#3. The people I work with and the work I do. I’m so grateful to have these doors opened to me.
#5. Memories of Childhood. Imagine what a farm with it’s own gas pump meant to a city kid. A new world opening up!
#6. A leisurely start to the day–funny thing is that when you start counting the good things, they just keep piling up.
I have to write my sermon tomorrow. That’s rushing things for me. I need the week. But a Saturday chock-full of obligations means I have to pony up on Friday. As I was sitting with the texts today, I found myself coming back again and again to the words of the psalmist who talks about “…the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Seeing that goodness makes a difference.