"Brothers, have you found our king? There he is, kissing little children and saying they are like God. There he is at table, with the head of a fisherman lying on his bosom, and somewhat heavy at heart that even he, the beloved disciple, cannot yet understand him well. The simplest peasant who loves his children and his sheep..." - from Creation in Christ by George MacDonald
I'm going to be happy. I'm going to skip. I'm going to be glad. I'm going to smile a lot. I'm going to be easy. I'm going to count my blessings. I'm going to look for reasons to feel good. I'm going to dig up positive things from the past. I'm going to look for positive things where I stand. I'm going to look for positive things in the future. It is my natural state to be a happy person. It's natural for me to love and to laugh. This is what is most natural for me. I am a happy person!
I just looked and it's been just over a year since I've been here. Bad, bad blogger! But in the spirit of Pollyanna, today is a new day, yes? It seems to have been more difficult to stay on the sunny side and yet still, I persist! And here's a lamb, just to make me happy.
So I'm setting a goal to post at least one happy thing a day even if it kills me. So there.
Okay, so I'm back. Took an unplanned hiatus from being Pollyanna for a few months. the main reason was that my bff died of pancreatic cancer on December 19th. The tumor that was declared "all dead" was not as dead as they thought and it came back with a vengeance. Stupid, stupid cancer. So between that and a six-month unit of CPE, I was pretty well done in for a while. But the Pollyanna in me refuses to be squelched forever and hopefully both of those experiences will help to make me a better chaplain. Maybe even a better person, who knows...