Work on Schism is also rolling along. I’ve written about a third of the rough draft for that novel. I did stall out last week with the work move and meetings, but I’m back on it this week and very happy to see it coming along (and to be writing again). Rick and I are getting over the colds that hit us late last week. Family and the birds are doing well. The taxes are filed, the house is clean, chores and errands are done, the chip in my windshield from the rock that hit it last week is fixed, and the bills are paid. Things are going well, which is the exact opposite of how life has been for the past couple of years. In other words, life is rolling along and is boring.
I’ll not only take it, but I thank God for it every day. What a tremendous relief! I’m so happy that things are settling down. Boring is good. Boring is what I’ve longed for and wished for and prayed for over the past two years, and I’m so glad to see it delivered that I embrace the monotony. Ding, dong, the drama’s gone, and it can stay right in whatever black hole sucked it up. I’m extremely happy and grateful for how things have worked out so far, and it looks like it’s all going in a great direction.
It’s interesting. I hear people say we need the bad times because we forget to praise God and give thanks in the good times. I most certainly have not forgotten. I am grateful that things are better every day. I remember every day that He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world, because the way things have worked out (and settled down) proves it. And I believe keeping that sense of gratitude is the key to keeping life on the right track. Yes, bad things happen. You have to work through them, but you don’t have to be defined or bound by them. It can and will turn around if you open your eyes to the truth that things are always in motion, and work with the good that you can find even in the toughest of times. Deep ponderings, maybe, but that’s part of gratitude – remembering where you’ve been and what you learned from it to move forward in wisdom.
That’s all today. Take care. Have a happy Friday tomorrow and a wonderful weekend.