It’s all good.
God has, once again, managed to change my perspective.
Today I went in for a mammogram. Routine. No big deal.
But when I was standing there, belly up to that ridiculously cold breast squashing machine and wondering if I put on enough deodorant, it started to dawn on me.
Someone got the news today that she has breast cancer.
Someone got the news today that her husband has been unfaithful.
Someone got the news today that her child has a chronic disease.
Someone got the news today that her mother isn’t going to live to see this Christmas.
Today I got the news that I do not have breast cancer. And there is so much to celebrate in that. Of course I didn’t expect to hear I did have breast cancer.
But what if?
Thank you, Lord, for the very real reminder of all the blessings that abound in my life. In the lives of those I love.
Thank you, Lord, for the encouragement to focus on the big picture, on all I have to be grateful for, instead of what I *think* I lack.
Thank you, Lord, for the inspiration to celebrate the news I did not get.
P.S. And thank you guys so much for your sweet words of support. I can’t tell you how many of your comments and emails have put a smile on my face today 🙂