8/20 We thank thee, our God, for the happenings of life: For mistakes that have helped us to look deeper into our lives. For new responsibilities that enable us to grow. For the tolerance of others who accept our shortcomings; And for the sense of your presence that can keep us going. Amen
When was the last time I thanked God for mistakes that helped (or forced) me to look deeper? I know I have come through things and been grateful for what I learned…but have I ever been thankful, as in, “gee, that was a great mistake, soooo happy it happened?” Uh, heck no. Somehow, I know I am deficit if I never get to the point of wrapping my arms around a big stinky old mistake and giving it a hug of gratitude.
But, like the Psalmist, where the first half is a lament…Your presence keeps me going.
And as Scarlett said, “tomorrow is another day.”
The story continues.