Hey friends, how are you today? Really… how are you? We are about seven weeks away from a brand-new year and about six weeks away from Christmas. But first, for those of us in the US, Thanksgiving is coming up. 2020 has been a year of reckoning for most of us, hasn’t it? What a strange and different kind of year, it has been! Most of us have more ‘friends’ online than we do in actuality and those we do have in our tiny circle have been ‘so close’, yet ‘so far’. As social beings, this year has taken a toll on relationships. As time goes on, it has taken work to continue to keep in touch with those outside our homes and we all have suffered the loss. 2020 has made it possible for most of us ‘introverted types’ to become even more so, and my heart goes out to the ‘extroverted types’, I could not even imagine your loss.
For most of my life, I’ve been a ‘task oriented’ over people, person. It takes work and being intentional for me to put people before a task. I’ve said it before, I’m a control freak! 2020 has been a battle year for me. My ‘normal’ routine had to be thrown out eventually, although I tried and tried to hold on to it. I flounder when I do not have a routine, I feel like a wave being tossed to and fro. Good days, bad days; up days, down days, and everything in between days. I try not to put a ‘set plan together, because ‘set’ plan may need adjustments, but there have been so many adjustments already, I don’t want to make plans, but then if I don’t a plan, but I’m left like a leaf buffering in the wind. Help!
But then I do thank the Lord for brand new days. Days that began with just grace and mercy. New days filled with brand new opportunities to do things differently and with brand new chances for do-overs. New days already filled with God’s love and an overflowing box of forgiveness because the Lord knows I’ll need it. Perfect days that haven’t been written on, yet. I get to decide on the course of this brand-new day. I decide my actions, I decide on my attitude to the adjustments that will be made to my plans. Today, I decide whether I want to be a wave being tossed to and fro, or I can be proactive with tentative plans and do what I can and leave the rest to the One, Who know best. Thank You, Lord for brand, spanking, new days!
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Are you task-oriented or people oriented? What are you thankful for today?