First it begins inside your heart.
Then frees itself.
And now you feel
breaking its long silence.
This is going to be good.
Someone once said that optimism is like seeing the donut instead of the hole.
That makes perfect sense to me. It's a choice to look at gratitude and be optimistic.
There's great freedom and relief, both physical and emotional, when I move toward gratitude.
It almost feels like there is a shift in my heart and body. Something moves when I
look, with new eyes, at all I have to be grateful for.
Back in the day, when we had records and vinyl, at times the needle would get stuck and not get into the proper groove of the record. The needle skipped over and on top of the grooves. It was not where it belonged.
You could hear the dissonance as the needle skipped again and again, and again...scratching, until someone walked over, picked up the arm of the record player and set the needle straight into the right groove of the record.
The relief was almost immediate.
I feel like that's what God does for me when things are scratchy and in the wrong groove in my life.
He picks up the arm of the record player, and gently sets the needle where it needs to be on the recording.
Then something moves in my heart.
Something frees itself.
I can feel a new rhythm that has been waiting to be born.
I can say with confidence...
This is going to be good!
God is doing a new work in me and it is beginning inside my heart.
Because of His grace, because of His love...
Today I am filled with gratitude.
May you have a blessed weekend!
And as almost everyone in Washington state says...
"If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old." ...