Day 25: I heard a national weather forecaster today say "Scranton, Pennsylvania has the worst weather in the country." Thank you, Sir, for the very cheery news. We don't live in Scranton, but it's not too far from us either. I also recently heard that a magazine has named the city of Cleveland (my home base) "the worst place to live in." There are even websites dedicated to detailing why some cities and even neighborhoods are the worst places in America in which to live.
So much negativity in the world can make us feel like we can't make a difference.
But the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us to look for the good.
And people who find the good also find power from within and peace that can permeate every other aspect of their lives.
My Mom sent me a link to the "One Million Pillowcase Challenge". It's a charity that is asking people to make pillowcases for children who are battling cancer. I wanted to make some, but found that none of the quilt shops in our area are participating.
So I made one for a friend of mine who is recovering from surgery and will soon undergo her first round of chemo. She is such a good, good woman. And she always sees the good, is always grateful, is always positive that everything happens for our good. But it can be difficult to remember to see the good when you are experiencing such trials. So I made her this pillowcase this morning and added the phrase "Find the good." to help her to remember her own mantra during these trying days.
Day 25: Find the Good.