Forever grateful for family and friends! ❤🥰
I’m also thankful for 2020 and the many lessons it taught me – many very good, some not so – but life lessons they were!
I encourage each of us to look at 2021 and beyond with faith and optimism. Faith that God has us all in the palm of His hands. And optimism based on that faith.
So! Two more days, are you looking @ 2021 with optimism or pessimism? Here is a story that differentiates the two (I heard this from a sermon back in 2012):
A pair of twins though identical in their physical looks, there was nothing similar about their characters. They were totally different in that:
• One was a pessimistic worrier, something was always wrong for him and
• the other a true optimist, nothing could ever go wrong for him.
When they turned 6, the father planned big surprises for both. For the pessimist, he filled up his room with the latest toys, gadgets that a kid could ever want. In the opportunist room, he placed a big pile of horse manure.
On the birthday morning, as he walked past their rooms, he heard crying, sniffling from the pessimist’s room. “Son, why are you crying?” He asked. The boy sniffles, “awww dad, now I have to sit down and open all this presents, read the instructions and learn how to play with each of them. It’s too much too do”.
He peeped into the optimist’s room, the young boy was, clapping, singing and jumping up and down with glee on the pile of horse shit. The father was baffled, “son, do you know what that is?”. The optomist goes, “Yes dad, there has to be a pony somewhere in the house, right dad???!!!”
Wishing all you family & friends (on social media and those not) a blessed and prosperous 2021. God bless us all ❤🙏