So this was to be my Merry Christmas post....posted on Christmas Eve.
And technically it is.
I may or may not have told you that Daddio is a complete and total Grinch with a side note of Scrooge at this time of year.
He is miserable and sad.
I joke with him that it really is no wonder that he has a wild hair up his tush...what with all the budgeting, shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking, etc that he has to do anyone would be a bit "crabby".
Anyone that knows Daddio and I knows that Daddio does none of these things...he just complains like he does.
Yesterday I put a lump of coal into his lunch box...it wasn't a real lump of coal, it was an illustration (drawn by one Koby Van Gogh) done on a yellow sticky note and stuck to the baggie that held his gourmet (bologna w heavy mustard) sandwich.
He called me later to tell me "thanks for the coal"
"Did you laugh...?" I asked him.
He laughed and said "yeah, you are an idiot".
And that is really why I put it in there in the first place.
You gotta have some humor in your life.
Also some love,
with a dash of hope.
and a sprinkling of faith.
So this morning when contemplating what I would write about this day before Christmas I did a little blog hopping for inspiration.
And where the heck should I stumble...but to a blog whose author was sending a message of hope, faith, love.
She titled it Hold On...
And then wrote about how we all face adversity.
Some wear it on the outside, others not so much.
Their pain is beneath the surface.
They've lost hope.
Have no faith.
Feel no love.
Perhaps suffered a loss.. a loss of a person, a relationship, a job, a home...?
Lost a church.
Lost their way...
the road is twisted and bumpy,
and sometimes it's dark and lonely.
If you have love, faith, hope...please pay it forward.
If you feel like you don't, and your life isn't what you want it to be or what you thought it would be... hold on.
Our Savior has made promises...
Please hold on....