Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What would you say?

Lately, I have been thinking about how much easier it is for me to be positive and optimistic for others--Yet in my own situation, it's often  just gloom. And frustration And really big trees. All things that make my hike up Mt. Perspective seem insurmountable. Often times I get tired and just set-up camp somewhere between despair and frustration.

But bring me your identical situation? And I am full of sunshine and hope and your basic optimism that "This, too, shall pass".

I guess being outside of the forest makes it seem less overwhelming.

So, I started thinking?

I am really good at giving people optimism and perspective (or so I think...quite humbly obviously)...

Maybe you guys would be really good at it, too?

So, why not let you guys spread hope to each other (and me).

For The Husband and I, this has been Really Long. Really Difficult. season in our adoption journey (Have I mentioned there hasn't been a single referral this year, yet? Nope. Nada. Not one.) and sometimes you just need to be reminded that the sun still shines and that often, a little time and distance can give us perspective.

So, here is where I need your help. Give me quotes, scriptures, stories, slogans. Whatever floats your boat. Anything that has helped you through difficult situations and seasons. Words that you held close to your heart. Or just words that you think I should hold close to mine =)

I will compile all the quotes and stuff and add it as a page on that side

Then, we will all have a place to be given a little hope. A little optimism. And a little perspective.

Because sometimes? We just need help getting up Mt. Perspective.



Jennifer Poss said...

So. Usually, I'm pretty good at optimism.. but since you put me on the spot, nothing comes to mind. Funny how that works.

Randee said...

Dear friend, I know how you feel and can attest to the encouragement you have been to me during the dark days I've faced the past few months. I wholeheartedly believe the days are numbered until you see the face of Little Smith for the first time. Your heart for orphans (and the Lord) challenge and inspire me often and I know He put this desire in your heart and that He WILL fulfill it. I don't understand many things about our journeys but I am thankful to walk mine with you.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs a theme song or anthem sometimes. In some of my roughest times, two songs have helped me keep on keepin' on. Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down (don't make a mistake & go for Eminem's version) & End of the Line by Traveling Wilburys. There are others, but in 1989 & 1990 I REALLY needed these messages.

Ashley said...

"God knows when something glorious in the future necessitates something difficult in the present."- Beth Moore

Jeremiah 29:11
Proverbs 3:5-6
Psalm 9:9-10
Psalm 14:5-6
Psalm 37:4,7 (verse 7 is important!)
Psalm 138:8

(I love the Psalms, can you tell?)
I did a blog post on waiting and listed several verses. I'll have to find it.

Praying for you, Ash!

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