Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Counting My Blessings

Today I had the opportunity to speak to two good friends. Both conversations led to the fact that we are so blessed, even as we face adversity.

When I was 23 I had a miscarriage. It was not a fun experience, and I would not wish it for you or ANYONE. But I also would not trade it, because right from the beginning I was able to see Father in Heaven's hand in blessing me through this trial. That was the first time that it really occurred to me that even when I can't choose what happens, I can choose how I react to what happens.

For the most part, I try to be a happy person. It helps that I spend my life laughing at all of you--sometimes because you were even TRYING to be funny. You are cheap entertainment.

But I believe that you have to choose to be happy, even when things are hard.

I'll be honest. I feel like my life so far has been pretty easy. Am I blessed because I'm happy or am I happy because I'm blessed?

I don't necessarily think of myself as a woman of faith, but I'm sure glad to KNOW that God is there.

Why NOT be happy?

P.S. You may have to remind me of this when I'm whining to you about something hard. Nevertheless--it's true!


Tahnee said...

SWEET!!!! HSM music... I LOVE AUNDREA!!! Woot woo!

Amy said...

Amen to all of that!