Let me ask you something. If one prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If they pray for courage, does God give them courage, or does he give them opportunities to be courageous? If one prayed for their family to be closer, you think God zaps them with warm, fuzzy feelings? Or does he give them opportunities to love each other? Well, I got to run. A lot of people to serve. Enjoy.I LOVE these lines. Every time life gets a little difficult and I can't really find my balance I remember that I am being given opportunities to practice .... something. Sometimes it's patience. Or grace. Or humility. Sometimes its compassion. Once I remember that the things that happen in my life are merely growth opportunities I weather these periods so much better.
2010 and 2011 brought me many many months of opportunities to practice everything from love, bravery, compassion and so much more. And now, as we end the year and I FINALLY feel like I am in balance (most of the time) I can reflect on the amazing things I have had the opportunity to learn.
I wish all of you a wonderful end to 2011, and an amazing start to 2012.
I will be back on Sat to announce the winners of my EPIC Angel giveaway (Have you entered?) and next year I will give you a little of my "Best of" to end 2011.
Thanks again to all of you for your continuing support for my work. It means more than you will ever know!