(Written Jan. 27, 2019)
Just as a reminder for those who may wonder about my posting daily all of a sudden… “Why am I doing this again?”
All too often, people craft their online image to be heavily weighted on the positive side. This gives an unbalanced view and likely contributes to feelings of anxiety among their friends who then feel pressure to keep up with all the goodness happening around them.
That is NOT what these #3GoodThings posts are about. They are simply a way of keeping me accountable to focus on more of the positives in my life where I can otherwise, very easily, tend to focus (internally) on the negatives. More than just “positive thinking” or “positive psychology”, it’s also Biblical:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable… if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.”
They say that if you make a concerted daily effort, over a prolonged time, to look for positive things in your life, that you teach your brain to look for them unconsciously… as a reflex. I need to move more in that direction.
With that, here are…
- We had the privilege of baptizing someone today. That right there is definitely a GoodThing! Sometimes it’s easy to sometimes take our walk with God for granted but seeing someone experience a poignant moment with God, for the first time, reminds us of the wonder from which we should never be too far.
- We got to share dinner with a family who had to leave their homeland at virtually a moment’s notice with only a couple of suitcases and the clothes on their backs. God is blessing us with a growing mutual friendship with a wonderful family.
- It had been raining for much of the day but as I drove our friends home, the clouds seemed to take a back seat to the setting sun and it was truly a beautiful way to end a wonderful day.
(Wondering why the #3GoodThings posts… click here)