Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Day Six - 100 Days of Gratitude: Hope and Comfort
Prompt: Share a verse or song that brings hope and comfort.
Sometimes hope is illusive and comfort difficult to find. It is in these times that I often find solace in humor. Laughter sees me through even though I may not be the one laughing. If I can make those around me smile, if I can make them giggle, if I can be just silly enough to change their day, then I am good and healing is present, hope returns, and I leave a room walking just a little higher.
On a particularly hectic morning, I arrived to class only to discover that the printer was empty of paper. This is not surprising. It happens often, but this time it was exasperating. It might have been a Monday or any other day that might be like a Monday. It was that last straw that never is really the last, well, straw.
I sprinted down the hall to the workroom and reached for the cabinet door of which behind I would find stacks and stacks of reams of paper. As I was reaching, the pink post-it caught my eye. I, too, was unhinged. I laughed. Hope that the day would be a good one was restored.
It's okay to be a bit unhinged every now and then. It keeps my grateful for the hope and comfort I find in laughter, in life, and in the ones I care for and love. It's simple like Sara Groves' song It's Gonna Be Alright.