Ever feel like you'd love to escape to Mayberry where Aunt Bea bakes pies and Barney arrests jaywalkers and Sheriff Taylor, after another shuffling day, sits on his porch with Opie's pretty school teacher and strums his guitar? Every evening the life of Andy and his family comes neatly packaged with a sweet little bow and all seems well in the fictional town I would sometimes love to call home... No problems come up that can't be fixed within 30 minutes and that includes commercial time...
While the TV is playing reruns we've been living a real life. It' been a year full of everyday challenges, everyday imperfections, everyday successes as well as everyday failures.
"Everyday Life" can be so, well..."EVERY-DAY" sometimes, can't it? I sometimes find myself complaining about the mundane and all the unexciting hours in my life that blow in and out with the sweeping Oklahoma wind...
This morning my Mr. AGPMan received good news from a Specialist about a chronic sore throat he's been having for the past eight weeks. Truthfully I've been worried sick as nothing tried (or prescribed) was making him feel better... During the day I thought of every horrible thing it could be and by evening's end I was exhausted from concern.
I'm a worrier I'm afraid....a big-time worrier.
People don't get sick in Mayberry, do they?
(Although I have always wondered where Opie's Momma was!)
As I crumbled in thankfulness over the missing "C-Word" in my beloved's diagnosis I was immediately overwhelmed with how incredibly lovely
can actually be. I take it so for granted and yet in reality it is what I think I've longed for~
A simple EVERYDAY LIFE with nothing too difficult, too complicated, or too overwhelming to bear...
My prayer today, for this EVERYDAY TUESDAY, is that I won't be so sidelined with the blessings around me to falsely believe that as long as I keep trusting, expecting and smiling that all will be well, stay well. I was reminded once again this morning to be grateful and thankful for all things for at any given moment life can change.
Blessings as you continue to celebrate Christmas (and life) with JOY!
Love to you...