Well, today I was accused of being an eternal optimist by my dear friend, Patty. Being the optimist that I am I even took that as a compliment! (chuckle)
A little later on in the day I found this story on the web and couldn’t resist….
A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom and gloom pessimist.
Just to see what would happen, on the twins' birthday their father loaded the pessimist's room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist's room he loaded with horse manure.
That night the father passed by the pessimist's room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly. "Why are you crying?" the father asked.
"Because my friends will be jealous, I'll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I'll constantly need batteries, and my toys will eventually get broken." answered the pessimist twin.
Passing the optimist twin's room, the father found him dancing for joy in the pile of manure. "What are you so happy about?" he asked.
To which his optimist twin replied, "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!"
Now that is what I’m talking about!
However, I am trying to find some balance in my life regarding this optimism. But, that balance usually only last about an hour or so because I believe God wants us to see the good in every situation. Granted it can take me a while to get there some times but He is Faithful and I do get there!
Whether you are in the room with the toys or you are in the room looking for the pony you can be sure of this, “our Abba is with us, don’t miss the opportunity to talk with HIM.
Continue to pray for the Venezuela retreat and the missionaries that will be attending!