Next to my bed, I have a Wall of Inspiration. It reminds me of things that I believe…..on days when my unbelief threatens to assault the beautiful things that I know to be true.
One of the things that hangs on this wall is an empty frame. It is there to remind me that they day ahead of me is like a blank canvas. Things will happen- some of them planned. Some of them not planned. How I choose to respond to these events will largely determine how my day will go. We always have a choice. To react or to be open. To be open to love. To be open to optimism. To be open to hope.
Scary things may happen. Hard things may happen. Sad things may happen- but I do have options. How I choose to respond is within me. The Kingdom of God is within me. I need to seek that first. And the doors of perception will open.
That is what I think about when I look at the empty frame.
Today, I choose hope.