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Good Things (Sunshine vs Clouds)

‘You will have a hard time ever being happy if you aren’t thankful for the good things in your life right now.’

These words were included in an inspirational poster image I came across on Facebook the other day. Plenty of truth in them, no?

I mean, it makes sense when you really think about it. If we only look at what the seemingly bad things are, we’re sunk. Negative thoughts have power, just like positive ones do. But as the old phrase says, ‘Look on the bright side.’

Sunshine & Clouds

Doesn’t mean things won’t get rough at times or that there won’t be reasons to be sad. It’s gonna happen. But making a conscious decision (you may need to remember to do this several times a day at certain points of your life) to acknowledge that while the skies might not be very clear, or even look completely cloudy…the sun is shining somewhere.

The stuff that has gotten you down is only keeping you there because you let it. So I encourage you today to focus on the sunshine, not the clouds. You have a lot going for you. Trust that God knows what He’s doing with your life, even when you don’t, and make the most of this awesome day you get to live and enjoy. Good things are coming to you 🙂

Fun with Fatherhood – Fluff

My six-year-old son asked me a six-year-old son kind of question the other day: ‘Dad, are clouds made out of fluff?’

After I chuckled (to myself as much as possible so the poor kid didn’t feel bad) and then composed myself, I offered a response in line with the ones Calvin’s father used to give in the Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.

I’m sure to him it sounded like a perfectly educated and very accurate response. It was most definitely neither of those, but the exchange made me smile just the same.

I love the quirky questions the boys ask me. For now, they actually believe the answers I give them, too. Bonus!

I know the day is coming when they won’t believe them, or worse, won’t care to ask. So I just try to enjoy moments like this one while they last 🙂

Have a great day.