Sometimes things can be explained with reasoning and logic and sometimes they just don’t make sense at all – it just is.
I’ve been pretty blah this past week, a lot on my shoulder. I had my cheerful moments but overall I started to drag. After work I would just crash. Everything I said I was going to accomplish was pushed to the side. Thankfully, my weekend started to turn around and I can’t complain anymore about how miserable and homesick I’ve been.
My friend baked me a cake on Saturday just because I wanted some cake and ice cream. Another one drove me to buy ice cream, even though it was literally a two minute walk. Yesterday was my brother’s birthday (the one who passed away). And shortly after talking to my best friend about the sadness and yearning in my heart for him, one of my AO co-worker show up and surprised me with an Oreo McFlurry. He bought it for me since, “I love ice cream like a kindergarten.” That made my night. I may have loss one brother but I have gained so many through the military. I continue to feel like one of those beloved Princesses, famous in fairy tales, or like I’m on top of the world and nothing can stop me.
I’ve noticed a pattern in my life; the right person always happened to show up right when I needed it the most. How can I not be thankful for the people I have? I grow stronger each time, not because I was born with a strong heart, but because I have some of the greatest and most faithful people in my life. Plus, a GOD who knows when to send those people in times of comfort and need. I may be a super joyful person; but, even so, I can get pretty sad. We all should.
Losing is a part of life but gaining is the countermeasure we can miss out on. Sometimes we stare so hard and long at what we have loved and loss we end up missing the gain aspect we’ve been blessed with. Learn to count those quiet blessings but also learn to enjoy them while you have them.