Tuesday, February 02, 2010

something sweet today

Life isn't always peachy here in Madang. I'd definitely say the last few
weeks have been a bit of a rough patch for me. Definitely. I don't know if
you've ever felt homesickness, but it's a sickness that doesn't have a
remedy...other than going home. Other than homesickness I've been feeling
just kinda discouraged and unmotivated. A dear friend of mine knew I was
down and suggested that I write down something sweet every day. It can be
something that the Lord showed me or something that lifted my spirit. This
has been so helpful and it helps me keep positive when things are tough
going. Throughout the day I'm finding myself looking for that 'sweet
thing'. I thought I'd share my list thus far...maybe it'll encourage
someone. Sometimes it's the little things in life that are the sweetest.

Jan 29 - God gave me the verse Is 44:1-4 and it hit a deep spot in my heart
Jan 30 - Verse from Dad Matt 19:29 - a promise to hold on to
Jan 31 - snorkeling with W & J and seeing some tropical fish...and a sea
Feb 1 - 2nd hand shopping with my new Swiss girlfriends
Feb 2 - Helping the kid at the checkout that didn't have enough to buy his
packet of Beef Snax.

Thanks AJ.

1 comment:

kerry said...

Lisa! I am sorry about the homesickness. I've been there; it's hard. I've also been all about recording the sweet things, too, since last November. It's been surprising to realize how good my life actually is. I mean, I know I have it easy but I didn't realize how many sweet things happen in my life until I started taking note, intentionally. It's been really encouraging! I hope it does the same for you!