That’s Positive…

img_8813Recently our ministry has gone through several changes. It has been heartbreaking and mind-boggling in many ways. One day, though, we received an email that lightened my outlook a little.

“You may wear dress slacks to work…” It was more formal than that, with a lot of do’s and don’ts along with it, but basically, I saw the word PANTS.

Hallelujah!

Seriously…every time I’m in a situation that is challenging or hard, my immediate thought has been, “well, that’s ok, at least I get to wear pants!” I know, I know…this is an odd thought process for most people.

But.

Most people also don’t have to teach little people music in a skirt and nylons, or march with teenagers in a skirt or dress!¬†Just celebrate with me.

*waves a white hankie* Hallelujah and Amen!

I read an article recently that talked about “training our brain to revel in the positive.” I am a firm believer in this. For several years I have been working on making myself find the good in things instead of focusing solely on the bad. It’s not that I try to ignore the daunting task, but I try to take it in stride and not focus on the things that I can’t fix. Instead, I make myself find the good. Sometimes the stress pushes the things that are good away and it’s hard to focus on them. Fine. I make a list. I pray the list. I thank God for that list. (I might also cry because I know that I’m searching for some good and it’s just plain hard sometimes).

Right now, you may be going through some unsure, sad and scary things. Find a scripture and hang onto it. Play the up and down game with your family.¬† The key is to remember that God is bigger. Training yourself to remember that truth isn’t easy, but is worth the work so that a pair of pants can make your whole day better…

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