The sweetness of God stretched well into the evening. I’d spent many hours of the day with family. I’d enjoyed a leisurely dinner in my new home, making new memories and laughing with others. I finished some yard work and relaxed with my pup by my side. I took a walk as the air got a slight chill to it. As I walked, I listened to a strong message and reflected through several powerful worship songs. I relaxed before going to bed and starting a busy next day. As I settled into bed, I sighed deeply with gratitude. I savored a snapshot of my sweet life.
Life is tough.
It’s also good.
We sometimes think the tough takes away from the good, but I think it enhances it. It gives us the context of joy, faith, love, and hope.
Whatever you face today, take a breath and consider the context. You still might not like it. You might not understand. You might not be able to appreciate it in the moment – or ever. But try to give it enough time and space that you remain open to the possibility of purpose in it all.