Week fourteen of 2023 is almost in the books, and it has been a super-busy, exciting week. Jenny and I now have an eighth grandchild. Julie and Mark welcomed our newest grandson, Hank, into this world on Wednesday. It’s Good Friday. The day that Hope rose from the grave. I trust that yours has been great and that YOUR WEEKEND AHEAD WILL BE AWESOME! I’d like to share a prayer from Sloane Coffin – “May the Lord Bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God give you Grace not to sell yourselves short, Grace to risk something big for something good, Grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous for anything but truth, and too small for anything but love.”
Four Lessons That I Learned This Week.
1. Never stop learning. The world is constantly changing and evolving, and we need to change and evolve with it. Whether learning a new skill or simply keeping up with current affairs, staying curious and open-minded will keep you young at heart.
2. Accept change. Life is unpredictable, and things will happen that we can’t control. We need to learn to roll with the punches and go with the flow. This doesn’t mean we should stop trying to make our dreams a reality, but rather that we should be flexible in our plans and open to new opportunities. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
3. Be kind to others. We all have our own battles to fight, and showing compassion toward others can make a big difference in their lives – and ours too. A little act of kindness can go a long way! It will also chase away your anxiety.
4. Appreciate what we have. Too often, we focus on what we don’t have or what we wish was different instead of being grateful for the good things in our lives. Learning to appreciate what we have – even when it’s not perfect – can help us lead happier, more fulfilling lives. When you are grateful for what you have, what you have is always enough.