Any runner, cyclist, or truck driver will have experienced this phenomenon. When you are going into a headwind, you notice it. The wind buffets your efforts, you feel every moment of discomfort and pushback. However, when you go back in the other direction, when the wind is at your back, you don’t much think about how it is pushing you along, if you are even mindful of it.
The headwind is constantly fought and on your mind; the tailwind isn’t as noticed and quickly forgotten.
It’s not just a wind issue. The problems and difficulties of life tend to be right in our face, a constant reminder, yet the blessings we receive, the good parts, we tend to let slip away.
Is it any wonder we are miserable?
Right now if I asked you to tell me things that are wrong in your world, you could answer in a moment and probably have a hard time limiting them to five. However, if we really sat down and thought about all we have and how we have been blessed, the list of good to bad would out weight it astronomically.
Next time you curse the headwinds of life, you are wondering why things are so hard, why everything seems so wrong, stop and check the wind. I bet the headwinds of life are not much more than the tailwinds. Count your blessings. Think about the advantages you have. That thankfulness will help to offset the obtrusiveness of life’s problems.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:2)
~~ Barry Haynes, Hope AR
Scripture of the Week
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” — Colossians 2:6-7
Smile – God likes humor
“You’re No Spring Chicken” by Ed Fischer
Laughter for the young at heart
♥ If God had to give women wrinkles, why couldn’t He put them on the bottom of their feet?
♥ Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
— Emma Bombeck
♥ A particularly deaf elderly man was bragging about his hearing aid. “It’s great,” he said to a friend. “I now can hear the birds singing and the crickets chirping. I can hear a conversation a full block away.” “You don’t say,” said the friend. “What kind is it?” The proud owner consulted his wristwatch an said, “Twenty minutes after two.” — Bennet Cerf
♥ Why is it that the person who snores is always the first one to fall asleep?
♥ A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
— W.M. Thakeray
Think About It
Thoughts to Ponder
• Old age is like everything else. To make success of it, you’ve got to start young. ~~Theodore Roosevelt
• While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what the years my be. ~~ Amos Bronson Alson
• Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~~ Mark Twain
• As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
• When grace is joined with wrinkles it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn on happy old age. ~~ Victor Hugo