I just reread this post which encourages me. My hope is that it might encourage someone else today.
For an instant after I wake up each morning, my bedridden condition reminds me of the horrors of my past, until someone opens my window blinds. The sun bursts into my room with no apologies. Each sunrise promises me a new day filled with infinite possibilities. My situation, naturally, is not what I would have chosen but then I realize I have immeasurable reasons to live – my grandchildren, kids, loved ones, and renewed hope.
My bedroom window
I’m lucky to have some good memories like driving. Whenever I took a wrong turn, I relished in the opportunity to explore new places. I took pleasure in all the winds of those roads. I never knew what hidden gem I might see.
After I rebound from bad news, I rekindle that adventurous spirit and appreciate each snaking road I meet while on this confusing but remarkable roller coaster journey called life…
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