(Didn’t I just write that a day or so ago?? These days fly by faster and faster!) It is that time of week again. Time where many of us write freely for five minutes on the same one-word prompt. We give it all we’ve got for five minutes, forgetting if what we write is “perfect.” We gather together, share, and encourage at the lovely Kate Montaug’s blog. It’s a beautiful community. I invite you to join us… either on your own blog, or on a piece of paper you find on your kitchen table, or in the comments section below. It’s a great way to end the week!
This week’s word:
Sometimes days are just tough, aren’t they? But even the tough days, we can learn from.
I came off a wonderful weekend, to trudge through a mud and muck kind of week. I don’t get it, and I don’t understand. But maybe, I’m not supposed to.
I feel like I’m hanging on for dear life in this grand adventure, and maybe that’s just the perfect place for me to be this week.
To top it off, I learned today I have bronchitis. Not what you want in August, when you’re trying to savor every last moment of summer.
But it is what it is.
Through this week, one big lesson I’ve learned?? To have a greater empathy for those who are trudging through life like I’ve been as of late.
Except some are in it for the long haul. Some are trudging through much deeper mud than I. Some are dealing with more monstrous-sized obstacles. Some are hanging on at the end of their ropes. Some can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Some are facing the unknown, with uncertain times. And yet, they’re still trudging.
I want to be a “co-trudger.” One who will come alongside to encourage to keep going. To keep hanging on. To Keep looking for the light. To never give up.
This lesson is timely. Not only can I be grateful to learn such, but I can be grateful to have the ability to apply it.
Isaiah 1:17 reminds us:
Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless.
Friend, can I pray for you today? In what area could you use some encouragement? If you don’t want to share it in the comments below, you can contact me here, and I’ll get your message. I’d be honored to “co-trudge” with you.
I appreciate you spending a few minutes here with me today. May God bless you!
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