It has been a tough couple of weeks, preceded by a tougher couple of months, preceded by a fairly difficult couple of years. No, I am not exaggerating.
Please do not misunderstand me - I am personally in fairly good health and so is the LOC*. And even Holly, our 12 year old Lhasa Apso is doing pretty well. (*Lovable Old Coot)
But as I sometimes say, "Life bunches up on you." And lately, well, my bunch has had its share of challenges. So tonight I am remembering what they teach in AA, or so family members who were involved in 12-step programs always told me, "Don't try to make decisions when you are hungry, angry, sad or tired."
There is some acronym that goes with that saying, but I don't recall what it is. And I probably don't have them in quite the right order, either; but the principle is still valid.
Kind of like life: sometimes we forget the "clues to the principles" and sometimes we don't have them in quite the right order, but they are still valid.
And here is one of the best principles of all - while I am trying to hold it together for those in greater need than I am, the fact is that I am not the one ultimately "holding it together." Thank goodness!
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"He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Colossians 1:17 NIV
Until next time ... Marsha