I just finished reading the Silver Linings Playbook and I absolutely loved it. It was hard for me to put down this week as I worked through all that needed to get done but as soon as I got settled last night in my chair I poured myself into the words and embraced the strange world of Pat Peoples. It was exactly what I needed and like the movie, strangely uplifting.
This week was full of silver linings for me. When the dark clouds rolled over there were many things that I could be thankful for. I’m thankful for grace and prayers. I’m thankful for God’s presence with us all as we walked together (both families) through difficult times. I’m thankful for understanding, compassion and a great sense of love from the many people in my life. Most of all I’m thankful that I knew these people as we walked this difficult journey together. It was hard knowing them, seeing their pain and experiencing the loss with them but I’m glad I was there. Being able to support and hold people up in difficult times is a privilege and while it may be difficult, it is something that is needed and I am glad I can help where I can.
I pulled this morning’s post because I don’t feel it accurately conveyed my feelings on the week. It was scattered and crazy and if you’re a subscriber you’ve read it and I’m all right with that. I was and am scattered and crazy. Walking through such emotional turmoil with people can do that to a person. That said it was hard, it was stressful and I do feel relief that it is over. I just wasn’t fond of this mornings post while reading it this afternoon so I thought I’d toss it, and I did.
I’m going to go do some active rest now. My pajamas are on and my sermon’s not done so that needs some focus and attention. There are many silver linings in my life right now and perhaps my favorite is the ability to trash a post.