Lately, I have been writing some nostalgic pieces and it is fun to remember all the good times and funny things that has happened in my life.
Of course, I must be honest and say that there are some memories that are not fun to recall. Memories that make you stew and fret and wish you had done things differently.
But I choose not to dwell on those.
I'm a big believer in Philippians 4:8. Dwell on the positive. Think about good, lovely and uplifting things. I choose to remember on all the beautiful blessings God has placed in my life. He has blessed me above and beyond anything I could ask or think.
He has blessed you, too. Maybe you are going through tough times right now and you don't think you are blessed. I'm not discounting your pain, but I know you can find blessings if you look hard enough.
You are alive.
You have choices.
You can choose to serve the one true God who makes life worth living. Even if you haven't chosen Him before, you can do it now. You can change your life with one sincere repentant prayer.
And that, my friend, means that as long as you have the opportunity to choose and to change, you are blessed.
This post was written in response to the prompt "remember" at 5 Minute Friday writing challenge sponsored at Lisa-Jo Baker: tales from a Gypsy Mama. She challenges us to write for 5 minutes with no revising or second-guessing yourself. Give it a try!