So, this week’s topic, “Good” is kind of an obvious connection to this Friday being Good Friday. But, I’m going to skip the holiday/Holy day connection and just focus on “good”.
I am spending the weekend with my mom again who is in hospice care. She isn’t terribly ill (not like my Dad was when he was in hospice care), but she has a lot of pain (cancer) and even before this she suffered from a lot of anxiety and depression. It is so hard sometimes to be around her because everything is so negative and although I know that is just her depression and anxiety speaking a lot of the time and that she has no control over it necessarily, it reminds me how important it is to recognize the good when you find some. Sometimes it is but just a grain of sand on a beach of “bad” or suffering, but that grain can make all the difference in the world to the person who is able to find it and take it and hold on to it for dear life. I guess I can sort of tie this in the Holy day connection, because that is basically what Easter is all about – finding the good in the tragic circumstances of the crucifixion. Recognizing that from all this pain and suffering would come good and grace. That hope against all hopes.
So, I’m going to try to start focusing on the good in my life more. I’m going to try not to complain as much. I’m going to try to focus on the grain of greatness instead of the sea of suffering.
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