Thursday, January 31, 2008
She works in her garden, raises lots of food and has a fantastic time doing it. She leads the choir at her small church and loves every minute of it (Well, maybe not every minute). The bottom line is—she is engaged in life. She is a happy person and it rubs off on others.
What’s her secret? It’s no secret. She knows she has a choice about what to do with her life and she is well aware of the God factor in her life.
Her beloved husband passed away a few years ago. Life for the two of them had always been an adventure. She could have said, “My dreams are all gone, my health will soon go, my hopes will fade.” Instead she said, “What do I have left? What can I still do?”
She must have said, “I know. I’ll do the next thing. I’ll plant a garden—grow some food and flowers. I’ll work with the church. I’ll get up each morning and see what God has for me to do.” No helplessness here!