Days don’t always go the way they are planned, or envisioned. Some days better, some worse. What starts as mundane might twist into exciting and new. And likewise what was planned to be a fun and fantastic adventure sometimes fizzles into nothingness or disappointment. The thing is one never knows. But what I do know, what I have learned is that as long as I look at the day with a lens of gratitude, then no matter what manifests itself, in the end it was a good day.
I have a pair of sunglasses with pink lenses. The glasses are a tangible reminder to me to view the world through rose colored glasses. Some may find this naive or juvenile, even silly. But I have seen the dark places, I have felt the hopelessness of despair. Even with a grateful heart these darker places can be seen; but with a paradigm shift or a lens correction the good can be more easily seen, the hope can be more easily felt. The glasses help me to see things from a brighter place, a better perspective.
Sometimes it takes more than a little reminder. Sometimes it takes help. That help may come from so many different places…family, friends, strangers, maybe a book or a religion, and maybe even a pharmacy. You see another thing I have learned on this journey is that we are all strong yet feeble, wise yet foolish, healthy yet ill, brave yet scared. In these combinations dwells our spirit. As we guide it, or more correctly–it us, through this life one thing is most certain…yes it could sometimes be better….but more importantly it can always be worse.
So I choose to be grateful and see the world through my rose colored glasses. I choose to embrace my complexities and to remember that I am loved and never alone because God is at my side, holding me up with His love.