There are so many things in life that are good and I look forward to. And so many that have already happened! But you know when you get to much of a good thing? The good things don't seem as, well, good. They seem blah. It's never enough. You start to feel morose and whiny. But when there is hard work, or a long wait, the payoff is so much more delicious. And so much more appreciated! This week was a long work week; but it certainly made my drive home and subsequent house snuggling very satisfying. I'm really working on enjoying the days and making sure I am putting the handwork so that the peak moments are just that much more dazzling. (I know, slouching during chapel is NOT considered "hard work", but you get the gist--don't start pulling threads at that parallel!) So I want to remember that sometimes the struggle is actually what makes life good. Take solace in that and keep trying. This verse, this a good one to meditate on:
Disappointment and joy are weird sisters who are nothing alike but wouldn't make sense without each other.