I'm a firm believer in putting pictures with my posts. (hehe and alliterations) Maybe it's because I'm a photographer and maybe it's because I just think the phrase "a picture says a thousand words" is one of the most truthful things anyone told me as a child. Not to say that you could find a thousand adjectives to describe this, because that would just be silly. It means that there are easily a thousand words that can be written about this. Here is my short version:
This past weekend, my mother and I drove 8 hours in the pouring rain to get to Florida. While driving we missed our turn, slid a few times, and had to go incredibly slowly on the highway. If there had been clear skies, none of that would have happened. Therefore, the cause of our problems is the rain.
That solved, I refer back to the picture. The raindrops coming from the roof are in focus. Everything else is not. This is how I think I've started to view my life. I do not see what's beyond what I stress over. I can so easily focus on what I lack. I want what I want and I want it now. Life is not supposed to be like that. I am not like that. Selfish people annoy me, yet I am selfish about my own life. If I can't have love, then no one should. If I can't get a career, then everyone should suffer. What?! Who thinks like that?! How does that even make sense?!?!
However, I have learned to look through the fog that I've created. I can see beyond right now. I can see next month. Next year. True, I may die tomorrow, but at least I'll die knowing that I was striving toward something important. There are so many goals and plans that I have and when my head is clouded with unimportant, fickle things, then I am unable to remind myself that each day is a blessing that I should live up to its fullest. The Lord has shown me how I need to broaden my mind.
I have two New Year's resolutions, if you will. Rather, I have two things I would like to improve about my life. One of which you all don't need to know. But the other is to try my best to put others before myself. And to do this with a joyful heart. I want to radiate happiness more than ever.
I want to show the world my God.
I want to show the world Love.