Katrina and I were driving down the road last Sunday night from visiting a church in Downtown. The message was about joy. The speaker talked about how some people have been able to go through tremendous trials and hardships and still experience joy. This inspires other people who are peeking in from the outside.
Katrina and I resonated with that. We feel we have done well with staying joyful even in the midst of some dark periods with Kaleb's health. What we discovered driving home was that we both had the attitude of 'we are blessed each day we have him'. We have already had him longer than what he should have technically lived. We live with the perspective that Kaleb is not ours, but God's. We both want to desperately see him outlive everyone in our family, but we don't live in fear - we live with joy. We live with a perspective of gratefulness for the time we get to have with him.
What is the perspective in which you live your life? Do you feel that you "deserve" every thing you have? Do you feel you "deserve" things you don't have, but want? When we live with a perspective of gratefulness for all God has blessed us with, it keeps us from living from a perspective of what we lack or have had taken from us.
Just something to think about.