God has blessed me beyond measure, and I am grateful. I am happy. I have a great husband, an awesome family, a flexible, satisfying job, and a lovely home. Yet my life has not been without its trials. Both my girls have been in intensive care. Thankfully, both recovered. I have been through divorce, but I have an amazing husband now. For all the pain and trouble I have endured, God has blessed me double. That's how He rolls. I give myself credit too. I believe this quote by Jemome P. Fleishman, "It takes courage to live----courage and strength and hope and humor. And courage and strength and hope and humor have to be bought and paid for with pain and work and prayers and tears." Not that I deserve all the blessings I receive. I realize that had it not been for God's goodness and favor, I would not have all the blessings I do.
People may be jealous of our blessings and wonder why we are happy when they are miserable, and the best thing we can do for them is to be a smiling example of God's goodness and peace. Psalm 24:1 says, "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof." He blesses us daily with all the abundance of all the world's beauty. And this is available to everyone so no one needs to walk around defeated. Joel Osteen says, "Don't let anyone make you feel guilty for the favor, the honor, the joy, the peace, the victory that God has given you." The truth is that these blessings come from God and are free to all who choose happiness on a daily basis. We will have pain and tears, but with work and prayer and God's grace, we can overcome anything with a positive attitude. Every day is a gift from God.
Love and Light,