I am a glass is half empty kind of girl. To be more accurate, I am an analyze the glass, list the areas that need improvement, look at creative ways to get others to drink the water, and start strategizing how to change the glass and/or water as necessary kind of girl.
The first change might need to be with me.
I want to see the beauty in the glass. I want to see the flaws in the glass and see them as unique characteristics that enhance the glass. I want to see the opportunities of the glass and not its limitations. I want to savor the water. I want to dip my hands in the water and be refreshed by the stinging coolness. I want to share the water with others around me. I want to love those who partake in the glass and love those who refuse it.
I wrote the above statements in December. It was more than a desire; it was a prayer. God has given me ample opportunities to stretch myself and embrace this new perspective. I am not there yet; it's an everyday struggle for me, but it is so good to look back and see how God has been moving even when I didn't notice.
photo by Ingrid Kamerbeek