When we’re stuck, “LIFE” often seems to be a choice hiding like Waldo at a convention of clowns. It requires determination and intention.
Again, this is not a magic formula, but here are three things I do to try to “choose life” when I’m stuck:
1. Affirm the LIFE in others. Write notes of encouragement and blessing, noting the value you see in others.
2. Pray LIFE for others. Take time to lift up others who are struggling in challenging circumstances.
3. Practice gratitude for the LIFE around you. I love the theory that I just read in Rhoda Janzen’s memoir, “Menonite Meets Mr. Right”. She tells of a jar of water representing discontentment being displaced as we drop in rocks of gratitude. The waters of discontent are forced out by the rocks of thankfulness.
What are some ways you choose life when you’re feeling stuck? Consider posting in the comments below!
Here are just a few of the things I’m grateful for today. I wish there was a way to waft the aroma of barbecue and lilacs and clover and to record the squeals of the kids on my block playing in their wading pool!