I have always taught my children that life is what you make of it.
When family or friends ask me how on earth I can handle some of things I do, it's because I know that life is too short and things could always be worse.
Take for instance Baby Boy, we just had this talk yesterday.
He was ready to come home last night, even had himself a ride home.
But I think I have him convinced him that you cant always run from your problems, instead see what you can do to make them better.
Always look to the good things that you have going.
If you have your health, than praise God for that!
If you have people that love you, than praise God for that!
There are so many things to be thankful for even when things seem down and out.
One thing that I am so thankful for is of course my kids, I am thankful for my friends and on a good day when the moon is just right and the wind is out of the north in the summer time that is, I am thankful for Papa.
Oh, the man drives me crazy most of the time but of course life would not be the same without him.
I would have kicked him out with the morning trash if I didn't love him!
So on one of my many bright sides I have a tale of yesterday.
Not the phone call I got from Baby Boy about how life is terrible in him little southern town but a story about a little boy in my class.
Little Boy S was drawing a picture for his journal.
I came over to see what he was drawing, Little Boy S is a great artist.
So I asked him:
Momma: Hi Little Boy S, what have you drawn here?
Little Boy S: I have drawn you Mrs. T
Momma: Oh that is a really good drawing Little Boy S.
Little Boy S: It's you as an angel!
Right then and there my heart melted like a good bowl of butter with your favorite pasta.
Out of honesty though I must tell you that the little boy also drew a black hole from the milky way that swallowed me whole.
But I just like the first part.
May your day be bright today!