Friday, February 19, 2010

God Made Me Smile Yesterday

Yesterday I went to work for the first time in over a week -- I only work 2-3 days a week and have not been able to go because of snow/icy roads twice lately. Anyway, it was the day after my friend Jenny's funeral (see prev. post) and those waves of sadness were still coming at random times. The other two people I normally work in the office with were gone for meetings all day -- the maintenance guys and cleaning lady were there but were out and about working on the property, so I was in the office by myself for much of the day. That can get a little lonely sometimes. So to summarize, I wasn't feeling very joyful yesterday morning.

But yesterday was also the first day of blue sky and sunshine we've had here in days. It was sooo good to see the sun! Sometime after lunch, I impulsively got up from my desk, walked out on the front porch of the office and just stood in the sunshine, breathing deeply of the 45-degree air (much warmer than it has been). It was beautiful... the sun finally coming out was just a reminder of God's love and of hope.

Later that afternoon, one of the maintenance guys -- someone I've known for a couple of years and is a good guy -- came in the office to do some work. I was sitting at my desk working on the computer, and three new rugs that had been purchased were on the floor next to me. He pulled the stickers off all three rugs and stuck them on the back of my shirt. It was so random, we both laughed.

And what started out as kind of a "downer" day ended up a pretty good one. So I wrote on my Facebook when I got home:

Thank You Lord for the sunshine to warm my face and my heart...thanks for a good song on the radio to lift my spirits...thanks for co-workers who make me laugh. Thank You for making me smile today when I didn't really feel like it. You're the best :-)

God is good, on good days and bad. Look for the evidence in the little things! He loves us so much.

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