It’s the age old question, What came first, the chicken or the egg, or in this case, the nice dress or the truck? I must admit it was the truck. There it was just beckoning me to admire it. This great truck had a story to tell and I was wearing a nice dress, so this blogger did what she does and I’ve got a nice little post to share.
This truck was low on pretense and high on style. Yes, it had obviously weathered some years, but glimpses of it’s colorful beginnings were still evident. Even better, the signs of age only enhanced its charm.
As the years pass, one after the other, I hope I can carry my age with just as much grace and finesse!
Now, all this talk about the truck is not to say that the dress isn’t pretty awesome too! I am always happy when I can find a dress long enough to wear without tugging or adjusting it every time I want to sit down. The forest green accents were a nice departure from my signature black, but then the dress is anchored in black, so I’m still true to my first love.
I received my second Covid vaccination today, which brings the whole year full circle. Simultaneously, I mourn the passing of a friend from years gone by and pray for his wife as she hopefully recovers from her own battle with the virus. I must admit that I struggle with the dissonance.
Yet again, I am brought back to the simple fact that when everything in life is sorted, I will stand before God and be held responsible for me and me alone. I cannot make someone else see things as I do, nor can I orchestrate world affairs. But, I can spread His light, I can recognize the blessings of this one life and I can live it to the fullest of my ability.
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.
So, I’ll be grateful for my vaccine and I’ll continue to pray for my friends around the world as they wait for theirs. And, above all else, I’ll thank God for each and every blessing that comes my way in the waiting.
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