I've been sitting here this morning....in the comfort of our beautiful home....drinking my warm coffee....using my laptop, to catch up with family and friends.....my feet are propped up.....And....my life is good! Wait....my life is GREAT!
What I realize is.....that not everyone has these same comforts. As stressful as the past month has been for me, it does not even come close to comparing to the hard times that many live, daily!!!
My goal for today is not to gain your sympathy.....I only intend to share the "Reality of life."
By reading each of your post.....I can catch a glimpse of an UP or DOWN day that you are having.... and I'm happy to say a sweet prayer for my friends.
I'm pretty sure that you can do the same when I write a post.
Our words write a story of our everyday life.
Like most of you.....I never truly relate my entire feelings to the fullest! After all.....I am an OPTIMIST! I like to be happy....I like everyone around me to be happy....I would love for everyone in the world to be happy!
These past few months have been extremely difficult for me.
Not only has the Alzheimer's been playing havoc on my dads life.....it has exhausted me both mentally and physically. I'm not alone....my brother has spent many nights, having to get up at 2 or 3 in the morning, to take care of dad. 14 days to date, he has been in the hospital.
My plate has not only been full....it has been WAY overflowing! It hasn't just been my dad....there have been several unexpected events that have placed a heavy toll on my everyday life.
I apologize if I have become a some what "Woe is Me" blogger!!
I refuse to let these small things be my stay......I am an over comer.....and the BEST part of it all, is: God loves me and HE never fails! I have VICTORY through Jesus Christ.
I dare to think what the past couple of months would have been like, Without God in my life.
Now....to get on with the rest of my post! This is the Season when are hearts are more in tune with the pain that many experience on a daily basis. Our eyes and ears must be alert, so that we recognize and help.
Just this morning.....I was reading a FB post from one of my friends, as to how she was approached yesterday, by a lady....asking my friend if she could help buy groceries for the lady's family. The lady did not want money....she needed milk and eggs, to help feed her grandchildren.
Many elderly people are having to raise their grandchildren...They either live on a limited income...or they still have to work, just to meet the NEEDS of the family.
Sad isn't it?
and then, there is this Santa thing!!!!!!!!!
Is Santa a fair Santa? We teach our young kids to ask for all the things they WANT.....TV's, iPads, Bike's, Computer's, the newest iPhone, Tennis shoes that can cost 150.oo or more! So on, and so on!!!
What we have here are, Wealthy Santa's and Poor Santa's!
ALL children want a visit from the Wealthy Santa!! However.....this isn't possible!!
When we look at Christmas in the sense of material things.....then I would venture to say, that NOT everyone's Christmas is Merry!! A lot of little hearts get broken!
Praise God......that it does not matter if one is rich or poor....We all can have the same RICH relationship with GOD! After all.....this is the most important thing in life!!
I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
I'd rather have Jesus, than houses or land;
I'd rather be led by His nail pierced hand
Than to be the king of a vast domain;
Or be held in sin's dread sway;
I'd rather have Jesus than anything;
This world affords today
Sweet Hugs to each of you!!