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the birds are singing

Posted by Acheick on April 25, 2005 at 13:06:32

the flowers are blooming, and it's another wonderful spring day.

I have to admit, I'm a regular gloom and doom sort of person. So I have to consciously remember that with every new day there are also new beginnings and new things happen which is cool. Our past is one that it is so easy to get bogged down in the horror and truly get depressed. But depression and gloominess have no end, they just keep going and going and going like a huge abyss. So I have to actively stop myself on this free fall and start thinking about all the great things in my life and those around me.

I'm reminded that every citizen of any stripe or color has plenty of gloom to think about, yet they continue on and have birthday parties, Thanksgiving reunions, coworker get togethers, normal stuff that normal people do on a day to day basis. Life does go on. And if they don't have a regular family, they create one. We are a social people and we just naturally grativate towards that end.

The recent events have been pretty depressing for me, not to mention the normal things in my life. But in the end, I know things will work out somehow and tomorrow the birds will still sing, the sun will still shine, and the flowers will still bloom. Some things are just a constant and never change no matter what is happening.

What is the good that is going on in my life, I ponder. I'm proud of all my children (that's a 10 on any chart), I got a job to help pay the bills and dig us out of debt (yeah!), I have two lovely granddaughters I get to spend time with, I have a husband who loves and adores me, everyone has a roof over their heads and food on the table (who could ask for more?), the weather is perfect right now, just the way I like it.

We will work these other issues out somehow, just like we always do. Just like my family does, we muddle along somehow and eventually things just work themselves out. Knots get untied, tempers calm down, the dirt comes out in the wash, etc.

That's my thought for this morning. I pray for you all.