Hello, Thursday Morning!
In the beginning, I thought it would be easy to write one post per week. Just three hundred words or so. What could be hard about that? At first, it was easy.
Until the year 2020.
Week after week passed, and I had nothing to say.
At first, I tried to force it. I hunted for verses, poems, or photos to fill the page. I even tried to be funny.
Then I realized, I was just filling a page. Maybe, in these overwhelming times, it was better to leave it empty.
You know those front porch moments when you’ve exhausted all the words that can or should be said, so you just sit together in quiet companionship?
They say we’re all in this together. Well, yes, we are but we all handle it differently. Some are strengthened by time alone. Others need fellowship and communication just as much as they need food and water.
I’m a borderline introvert, so I’m usually content being alone. For a while, but not forever. Weeks pass, and I miss my friends. I miss gatherings and visits and dinners out. Phone calls, texts, and online meetings just aren’t quite the same.
Hope is coming.
In the darkest days, hope stirs in my heart. I choose joy. Joy is not necessarily laughter and merriment. It can be—but most often for me—it is quiet exultation blooming in my soul. It feeds hope and keeps it alive. Sometimes the best way to keep it going is to share it. Talk about it with someone.
I’ll start the conversation. It can be short, that’s okay. For these last three or four weeks of the year, I’ll end my post with a question. I hope you’ll play along, and please consider sharing so others can join in.